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“The deceased were cleaning three tanks which were filled with sewage. While cleaning the second tank, the fatal incident had happened,” said Kumar.(AP FILE PHOTO)

Four workers die while cleaning septic tank in TN

Chennai | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON APR 15, 2019 12:12 AM IST
Kumar added that the fire department personnel rushed the spot to rescue them, but their attempts failed as they immediately died after inhaling the poisonous gases.
Police outside a copper smelter controlled by London-listed Vedanta Resources in Thoothukudi in Tamil Nadu.(Reuters Photo)
Police outside a copper smelter controlled by London-listed Vedanta Resources in Thoothukudi in Tamil Nadu.(Reuters Photo)

NGT says committee to decide fate of shut Vedanta copper smelter

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON AUG 20, 2018 03:43 PM IST
Tamil Nadu ordered the permanent closure of the Vedanta copper smelter in May following protests that turned violent and culminated in the police opening fire on protesters, killing 13 of them.
The Tamil Nadu government had in May ordered permanent closure of Vedanta’s Sterlite Copper unit in Tuticorin after 13 protesters, demanding its shutdown on environmental concerns, were killed in police firing.(PTI/File Photo)
The Tamil Nadu government had in May ordered permanent closure of Vedanta’s Sterlite Copper unit in Tuticorin after 13 protesters, demanding its shutdown on environmental concerns, were killed in police firing.(PTI/File Photo)

Working with authorities to restart operations at Tuticorin copper plant: Vedanta

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON JUL 27, 2018 06:11 PM IST
The National Green Tribunal (NGT) had earlier this month sought response from the Tamil Nadu government and state pollution control board on a plea moved by Vedanta challenging the order to permanently close the Sterlite copper plant.
The study indicates that most of the groundwater samples are contaminated with high Total Dissolved Solids and heavy metals like, cadmium, chromium, manganese, iron and arsenic, which are beyond permissible limit.(Reuters File Photo)
The study indicates that most of the groundwater samples are contaminated with high Total Dissolved Solids and heavy metals like, cadmium, chromium, manganese, iron and arsenic, which are beyond permissible limit.(Reuters File Photo)

Groundwater in Sterlite plant area contaminated over permissible limit: Govt

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON JUL 23, 2018 07:47 PM IST
The study of groundwater around the Sterlite Copper plant area was carried out by the Central Ground Water Board.
Police personnel tackle a crowd as agitators demand closure of Vedanta's Sterlite Copper unit in Tuticorin, Tamil Nadu, May 22(HT)
Police personnel tackle a crowd as agitators demand closure of Vedanta's Sterlite Copper unit in Tuticorin, Tamil Nadu, May 22(HT)

Sterlite protest: Tamil Nadu’s handling of the situation is worrying

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAY 23, 2018 07:05 PM IST
Even now, the state government is trying to downplay the seriousness of the situation and justify the police action as being due to the protests turning violent. Sterlite is not the only industrial plant, which has come into conflict with local residents. This has happened in many other instances, especially when it comes to nuclear power plants -- Koodankulam in Tamil Nadu is one.
A leading copper producer, Sterlite Copper represents the copper unit of Vedanta Limited, which operates a 400,000 tonnes per annum plant in Tuticorin.(AFP Photo)
A leading copper producer, Sterlite Copper represents the copper unit of Vedanta Limited, which operates a 400,000 tonnes per annum plant in Tuticorin.(AFP Photo)

Tamil Nadu rejects Sterlite’s plea to renew consent to operate plant

Press Trust of India, Chennai | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON APR 10, 2018 06:59 PM IST
The Tamil Nadu Pollution Control Board has rejected Sterlite’s application seeking renewal of consent to operate its existing plant. The consent to operate accorded previously by the Board ended on March 31, 2018.
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