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Tata Mundra power project blamed for falling fish catch [India]

A…report on the impact of Tata Mundra Ultra Mega Power Project (UMPP) by an independent fact-finding team…says the Special Economic Zone (SEZ) being developed by the Adanis in Mundra in the vicinity of Tata's UMPP, along with a few other big multinationals such OPG, are causing hardships for the local fishing community. The local fishing community alleged that contaminated warm water from the thermal power plants...are dumped into the sea…The team found that…Tata was violating the terms and conditions of EIA granted to the power plant…Director of the local fisherworkers' organisation, Machimar Adhikar Sangharsh Samiti (MASS), Bharat Patel,…and others have moved Coalition Advisor Ombudsman (CAO) of World Bank for the reassessment of the funding received by Tata to develop the power plant. [We are still waiting for a response from OPG. Tata response below]

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