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After the Baghjan blow-up, investigators also found that four of nine calves born to domestic cows in neighbouring villages perished; of the four, two were still-born.(ANI)

After Baghjan blowout, no redressal

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Jayashree Nandi, New Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 28, 2020 06:08 AM IST
Fishermen have had to stop fishing for three months, and surrounding villages have been soaked by water laced with oil and chemicals, which are likely to leave an impact on the ecologically fragile region in the long term.
Army troops improved 100 m of a road for movement of vehicles and cranes to deal with adverse conditions at Baghjan oil field, in Tinsukia.(File photo)
Army troops improved 100 m of a road for movement of vehicles and cranes to deal with adverse conditions at Baghjan oil field, in Tinsukia.(File photo)

Baghjan blowout: Oil India Limited operated well without mandatory clearances, says NGT panel

Hindustan Times, Guwahati | By Utpal Parashar
UPDATED ON NOV 04, 2020 06:57 PM IST
The panel has recommended legal action against the public sector company and its officials over the violations that led to the blowout
The Baghjan gas well blowout led to oil and gas leaking into the adjacent Maguri Motapung wetland, the surrounding grasslands and river water.(Sourced)
The Baghjan gas well blowout led to oil and gas leaking into the adjacent Maguri Motapung wetland, the surrounding grasslands and river water.(Sourced)

No major damage to local ecology: OIL on Baghjan gas and oil leak

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Jayashree Nandi
PUBLISHED ON SEP 30, 2020 08:46 AM IST
Wildlife Institute of India had concluded in July that the environmental and health impact of the ongoing oil and gas spill due to the blowout in the Baghjan gas field would be long term
The burnt-out area is mapped as 65-70 hectares, which include crop fields, grasslands, and swamps.(ANI)
The burnt-out area is mapped as 65-70 hectares, which include crop fields, grasslands, and swamps.(ANI)

Long-lasting toxicity for humans, animals and birds at Baghjan oil spill region: Wildlife Institute

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Jayashree Nandi
UPDATED ON JUL 31, 2020 06:06 PM IST
WII has said that the highest concentration of polyaromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), a toxic compound, in fish samples from Maguri Motapung wetland, which is located near the blowout site, was found to be 10-to 100-fold higher than any concentrations reported from India or other parts of the world.
Employees record an explosion which occurred near Oil India Limited’s gas well, at Baghjan in Assam’s Tinsukia district, on Wednesday.(PTI Photo)
Employees record an explosion which occurred near Oil India Limited’s gas well, at Baghjan in Assam’s Tinsukia district, on Wednesday.(PTI Photo)

Explainer: How foreign experts got injured at Baghjan oil well and what happens to efforts to plug blowout now

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Utpal Parashar | Edited by: Amit Chaturvedi
UPDATED ON JUL 23, 2020 08:24 AM IST
The blowout happened at the well on May 27, and it has been on fire since June 9. An explosion on Wednesday left three foreign experts injured. They were trying to plug to blowout.
Authorities are trying to douse the flame at Baghjan oil well in Assam’s Tinsukia district for over a month.(ANI File Photo)
Authorities are trying to douse the flame at Baghjan oil well in Assam’s Tinsukia district for over a month.(ANI File Photo)

Huge explosion near Baghjan oil well in Assam, 3 foreign experts injured

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by: Amit Chaturvedi
UPDATED ON JUL 22, 2020 03:28 PM IST
The damaged gas well is spewing gas uncontrollably for 56 days since a blowout - an uncontrolled release of gas and oil condensate - took place on May 27.
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