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Vedanta's Thootukudi copper smelter to remain shut until June 6 - lawyer

Reuters  |  NEW DELHI 

(Reuters) - Plc's Thootukudi copper smelter, one of India's biggest, will remain shut until at least June 6, said a petitioning against the plant reopening.

The Tamil Nadu Board has adjourned a hearing to grant Vendanta a renewal of consent to operate the smelter until that date, said V Ramasubbu, a fighting the reopening.

The pollution board rejected Vedanta's license to operate the smelter in April, saying the company had not complied with five local environmental laws.

(Reporting by Sudarshan Varadhan; Editing by Christian Schmollinger)

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First Published: Thu, May 17 2018. 14:32 IST
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