‘Sterlite’s plea to open plant’s not maintainable’

Here in the National Green Tribunal, the Tamil Nadu Pollution Control Board pleaded for not to hear an appeal of Vedanta Group firm, Sterlite Industries Limited, against its order directing closure of the company’s copper smelting plant in Tuticorin district of Tamil Nadu. The TNPCB contended that Sterlite’s plea is not maintainable in the Tribunal (NGT) as […]

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No interim relief to Sterlite for operating plant: NGT

To grant any interim relief to UK-based Vedanta Group company, Sterlite Industries Ltd, to commence operation of its copper smelting plant in Tamil Nadu’s Tuticorin district has been refused by the National Green Tribunal. A bench headed by (NGT) Chairperson Justice Swatanter Kumar said even though the expert committee report said the emission and ambient […]

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Madras HC seeks details of Kudankulam power project

The Madras High Court Tuesday ordered the Tamil Nadu Pollution Control Board (TNPCB) to file a fresh consent order for the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project (KNPP) Thursday. The court also ordered Atomic Energy Regulatory Board (AERB) to file an affidavit Thursday detailing the implementation of the recommendations made by a task force set up by […]

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Court frowns on ministers over Kudankulam launch date

With the protest against Kudankulam nuclear power plant entering its second year, the Madras High Court hearing two petitions against the project Thursday came down on union ministers, the Atomic Energy Regulatory Board (AERB) and the Tamil Nadu Pollution Control Board (TNPCB). “Hearing the two petitions, the Madras High Court came down heavily on the […]

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Kudankulam: Centre furnishes copies of pacts

Copies of Kudankulam bilateral treaties India had signed with the erstwhile USSR and Russia in 1988 and 1988, respectively, for the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant were furnished to the Madras high court by the Centre in a sealed cover on Thursday. A division bench comprising Justice P Jyothimani and Justice M Duraiswamy perused the documents […]

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Court tells Sterlite to seek licence from pollution board

The Supreme Court Tuesday asked the Sterlite Industries to apply afresh to the Tamil Nadu Pollution Control Board for the renewal of its licence to run its Tuticorin copper smelting plant. The plea would be decided after an inquiry by the board in accordance with pollution control laws, the court said. The apex court bench […]

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