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Madras High Court halts expansion of Vedanta's copper smelter after protests

Updated : May 23, 2018 03:09 PM IST

The Madras High Court halted the proposed expansion of Vedanta Resources Plc copper smelter on Wednesday where a day earlier 11 people were killed when police fired on protesters seeking closure of the plant on environmental grounds.
The plan by the London-listed firm to double the capacity of the smelter to 800,000 tonnes in the town of Thoothukudi in southern India ignited violent demonstrations and prompted activists to petition the court to intervene.
Madras High Court halts expansion of Vedanta's copper smelter after protests

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