Kerala: Furnace oil spills into sea from titanium factory, probe ordered

The Kerala government on Thursday set up a three-member committee to conduct a probe into the leak of about 5,000 litres of furnace oil from state-owned Travancore Titanium Products Ltd into the sea. About 5,000 litres of furnace oil from the Travancore Titanium Products had leaked into the sea on Wednesday over a one km stretch. Local fishermen had first spotted the leak from the pumping line to the boiler, which had spread from Veli to Shangumugham area and alerted TTP officials and authorities concerned. Company officials said the leak had been plugged within half-an-hour and the cleaning operation initiated with the help of locals. The cleaning process on the beach is still on and the company's employees, including women, are participating in the drive, according to sources. Watch the full video for more details.