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Vedanta moves Supreme Court seeking reopening of Sterlite copper plant

On August 18 the Madras HC refused to allow the unit at Tamil Nadu to start functioning again. It has remained shut since April 2018

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The company also said it is incurring a losss of about Rs 5 crore every day

T E NarasimhanPTI Chennai
Mining major Vedanta has moved the Supreme Court challenging the Madras High Court’s (HC’s) refusal to order reopening of Sterlite’s copper smelting plant at Thoothukudi in Tamil Nadu.

On August 18, the Madras HC refused to allow reopening of the plant and dismissed all the 10 petitions filed by the company.  The plant has remained closed ever since the Tamil Nadu Pollution Control Board (TNPCB) on April 9, 2018, rejected renewal of consent to operate the plant. This was because the state government ordered the plant to close after 13 people were shot dead by the police on May 22, during

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First Published: Aug 26 2020 | 4:58 PM IST

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