15-member team from the Geological Survey of India (GSI) Wednesday visited Nayachar, the new site of the proposed chemical hub in West Bengal, to carry out a feasibility study there.
The team, comprising an official of the rank of a magistrate, will study the island's 'carrying capacity' and would also ascertain if the project would have an adverse ecological impact on the newly selected site.
The study, to be conducted by GSI, will be the first scientific study at Nayachar, about 150 km from Kolkata. GSI had earlier mapped the island in 1985 but the survey was not as comprehensive.
The survey team had to return to the mainland after the Tsunami alert , raising doubts about the feasibility of the chemical hub in Nayachar which may remain susceptible to Tsunami.