Sterlite says it will approach TN govt for reopening copper


Sterlite says it will approach TN govt for reopening copper

Vedanta group firm Sterlite Industries Tuesday said it will approach the Tamil Nadu government for necessary approvals for restarting its copper unit in Tuticorin, hours after the Supreme Court paved the way for its reopening by declining to stay a green tribunal order.

Sterlite said it was looking forward for the restart of “one of the best Copper smelters of the world as we remain committed towards world class environmental standards.” “We are approaching the state government for necessary approvals for restarting the smelter as per the Supreme Court directions,” a statement from Sterlite said.

Earlier Tuesday, the apex court refused to stay the December 15 order of the National Green tribunal setting aside the state government’s decision to close the copper plant which was at the centre of massive protests over pollution concerns.

A bench comprising Justices R F Nariman and Navin Sinha also stayed the December 21, 2018 status quo order issued by the Madurai bench of Madras High Court in respect of re-opening the plant. Read More

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