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Vedanta's request to renew copper smelter operations in Tamil Nadu rejected

The smelter, run by Vedanta's Sterlite Copper unit, is controlled by Vedanta Ltd, a majority-owned subsidiary of London-listed Vedanta Resources

Reuters  |  Bengaluru 

Vedanta Resources Plc said on Tuesday its application for renewal of consent to operate its copper smelting plant, one of India's biggest, in Thootukudi in Tamil Nadu was rejected by the state pollution regulator. The rejection comes amid almost daily protests against a proposed expansion of the smelter by the people of Thootukudi, who have thronged the streets and shut shops demanding a closure of the plant. Vedanta says the protests are based on "false allegations" and the company has been providing "regular information through various media on the ...

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First Published: Tue, April 10 2018. 17:45 IST