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SC dismisses plea by Vedanta Group for reopening copper plant in Tamil Nadu

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The on Friday dismissed a petition filed by for reopening the company's copper smelting plant in Tamil Nadu's for maintenance, calling it "frivolous".

A bench of Justices and Vineet Saran, however, gave liberty to the group to approach the with its plea for reopening the plant.

The apex court had on February 18 set aside a Green Tribunal (NGT) order of December 15, 2018, which had allowed the firm to reopen the plant.

It had said the NGT did not have jurisdiction to entertain Vedanta's appeal against the Tamil Nade government's decision to close the plant.

Thirteen people were killed last year when police opened fire during a protest against environmental pollution allegedly caused by the plant.

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First Published: Fri, April 12 2019. 17:00 IST