Sterlite copper smelter outage extended further on appeal hearing adjournment

Sterlite’s refined copper smelter, Tuticorin, will remain closed for another 20 days after the local court adjourned the next hearing on Sterlite’s appeal against a decision not to renew consent of the smelter operation, Metal Bulletin understands.

The next hearing to challenge the pollution control board’s decision will be held on June 6, according to local media reports.
Tuticorin is a refined copper smelter in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu, with capacity to produce 400,000 tonnes per year.

The Tamil Nadu Pollution Control Board (TNPCB) declined to renew consent...

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Gladdy Chu

May 18, 2018

11:16 GMT

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