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India: Supreme Court refuses to allow reopening of Sterlite plant

Author: The Times of India, Published on: 21 February 2019

"Supreme Court refuses to allow reopening of Sterlite plant", 18 February 2019

The Supreme Court on [18 February] set aside an order by an environmental court which had cleared the way for reopening Vedanta's copper smelter, in a blow to the company's plans to begin operations. 

The National Green Tribunal (NGT) had on December 15 directed the Tamil Nadu Pollution Control Borad (TNPCB) to pass a fresh order allowing renewal of consent for the operation of the plant within three weeks...

On January 31, the Vedanta group whose Sterlite Copper smelting plant has been shut down since May 28, 2018 told the Supreme Court that they were being harassed and their image being besmirched by the Tamil Nadu government. Vedanta said that the pollution report that was shown to the court was six months after the plant was put under lock...

The government of Tamil Nadu ordered the smelter shut permanently in May after violent protests at the plant in Tuitcorin in which 13 people were killed...

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Related companies: Sterlite Industries (part of Vedanta Resources) Vedanta Resources