The Sterlite row has yet again taken a turn to acknowledge as the Tamil Nadu government went on to reject a Central government-sponsored report on the groundwater contamination in Tuticorin.
The state government on the other hand said that it prejudices the state government cases in various courts against the Sterlite copper smelter plant of Vedanta Ltd.
This comes after the state had ordered the closure of the Tuticorin plant following protests and the death of 13 persons in police firing on May 22.
The locals alleged the plant caused pollution and affected their health.
On a petition by Vedanta Ltd, the National Green Tribunal permitted access to the administrative office of the plant while barring access to the factory.
It was said that the TNPCB has conducted detailed studies before ordering the closure of Sterlite copper smelter plant.
The matter is sub judice before the National Green Tribunal, Madras High Court and the Supreme Court.>