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Legal Briefing Lungowe & Others v Vedanta Resources Plc & Konkola Copper Mines [2017]

...The Claimants are 1,826 Zambian citizens who commenced proceedings against Vedanta, a UK domiciled multinational mining company, and its Zambian subsidiary Konkola Copper Mines (“KCM”), a copper mining company operating one of the largest copper mines in the world.

The Claimants allege that as a result of the Defendants’ toxic effluent discharge from their Nchanga Copper Mine they have suffered loss of income through damage to the land and waterways on which they rely. They further contend that many are suffering from personal injuries as a result of having to consume and use polluted water. They are seeking damages, remediation and cessation to the alleged continual pollution that they say is gravely impacting their lives.

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