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Vedanta Denies Toxic Waste Leak [India]

On the 16th May, a heavy thunderstorm struck Lanjigarh, Orissa. Red Mud waste from the refinery is stored in a Red Mud Pond which is an earthen pond with sloping dyke walls with a base of 40 M wide and height of about 30M. Work to increase the height of the walls has been ongoing for the last six months. During the rainstorm, the heavy rain caused loose earth from the construction area and the sloping sides to be washed into a local pond. At no time, did the Red Mud waste overflow the dyke...

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