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NGT scraps TN order to shut Vedanta's Sterlite plant

NGT scraps TN  order to shut Vedantas Sterlite plant
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New Delhi: The National Green Tribunal (NGT) on Saturday set aside the Tamil Nadu government's order for closure of mining company Vedanta Ltd's Sterlite copper plant at Tuticorin, which was at the centre of massive protests over alleged pollution, saying that it was "non-sustainable" and "unjustified".

A bench headed by NGT Chairperson A K Goel asked the Tamil Nadu Pollution Control Board (TNPCB) to pass a fresh order of renewal of consent and authorisation to handle hazardous substances, subject to appropriate conditions for protection of environment in accordance with law within three weeks from Saturday.

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