Sunday, February 25, 2018

News Bar »

  President’s message on Maha Shiva Rathri    |  Troops carryout rescue operation after Grandpass tragedy  

Home News & Events MOD News

Army troops stem gas emission

Army troops stem gas emission

[January 19 2018]

Sri Lanka Army personnel of the 14 Chemical, Biological, Radiology and Nuclear (CBRN) Regiment of the Sri Lanka Engineers (SLE) provided assistance to control a toxic gas emission from the ground at a residential compound in Wewelduwa, Kelaniya recently (12th January).

According to Army media, a team of 17 personnel of the 14 CBRN Response Regiment had arrived at the location after being alerted of the incident by the National Authority for Implementation of Chemical Weapon Convention (NACWC). Preliminary investigations had revealed that the gas being emitted is identical to colourless Ammonia or Carbon Monoxide. The team also found that a chemical reaction developing underground was the direct result of the toxic emission. The land-owner had allegedly filled the location earlier with soil from an industrial site.

The CBRN troops took measures to stem the emitting smoke by removing the harmful soil and fill the location with new soil.

| |   PRINT


<<< Useful Links >>>

Reproduction of  news items are permitted when used without any alterations to contents and the source.

| About Us | Publications | News & Events | Resources | Useful Links | Services | Defence Units |

© 2009 Ministry of Defence  - Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka. All Rights Reserved

Comments and suggestions to : Web Editor