May 17, 2018 / 9:01 AM / 4 days ago

Vedanta's Thootukudi copper smelter to remain shut until June 6 - lawyer

NEW DELHI, May 17 (Reuters) - Vedanta Resources Plc’s Thootukudi copper smelter, one of India’s biggest, will remain shut until at least June 6, said a lawyer petitioning against the plant reopening.

The Tamil Nadu Pollution Control Board has adjourned a hearing to grant Vendanta a renewal of consent to operate the smelter until that date, said V Ramasubbu, a lawyer fighting the reopening.

The pollution board rejected Vedanta’s license to operate the smelter in April, saying the company had not complied with five local environmental laws.

Reporting by Sudarshan Varadhan; Editing by Christian Schmollinger

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