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Supreme Court clears reopening of Vedanta's copper smelter

Reuters  |  NEW DELHI 

(Reuters) - The on Tuesday cleared the way for to reopen its copper smelter in by refusing to stay an order from the country's environmental court, the company's said.

The appealed against the Indian environment court's order in December to set aside Tamil Nadu's order to close the copper smelter permanently.

The smelter was ordered shut by over alleged pollution that led to violent protests in May, culminating in police opening fire on demonstrators and killing 13.

(Reporting by Sudarshan Varadhan; Editing by Christian Schmollinger)

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First Published: Tue, January 08 2019. 11:39 IST