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Central Groundwater Board has not ruled out pollution by the Sterlite Copper Smelting Plant nor does it, at any point contradict the findings of the Tamil Nadu Pollution Control Board probes.
A detailed submission was placed before the NGT-appointed three-member independent committee that is looking into the Sterlite case.
The loss of 13 lives could have been averted if activists had an open dialogue with the company and many are now struggling financially, the statement added.
The investigation is entrusted to R Ravi, Deputy Superintendent of CBI, Special Crime Branch, Chennai.
The State government is building a watertight case against Vedanta’s Sterlite to be presented before the National Green Tribunal-appointed expert panel.
The Anti-Sterlite People’s Movement has submitted 1.7 lakh petitions against Sterlite, the Amma Makkal Munnetra Kazhagam 1 lak petitions and the Naam Thamizhar Katchi 1.3 lakh petitions.
Madras HC ordered an interim stay on the cancellation order passed by SIPCOT against land allotment to Vedanta Group’s copper smelter unit, Sterlite, in Thoothukudi.
The benefit was also extended to kin of four persons who had suffered severe injuries in the incident, it said.
A contingent of over 300 policemen, riot control vehicle, water canon, fire and rescue engines were roped in for the security.
Answering another question, he wondered at the silence maintained by DMK president MK Stalin on the casteist remarks made by actor Karunas.
The sale of imported sand to the general public began at Thoothukudi port on Friday evening with registration through the website www.tnsand.in.
The CPCB has requested all parties and interveners to attend the committee’s sitting on Monday in Chennai and furnish relevant documents, if any, to the committee.
Meanwhile, a miscellaneous application moved by Thoothukudi resident and Anti-Sterlite People's Movement convenor Fatima was dismissed by NGT.
Starting a new canteen on Thoothukudi medical college hospital (ThMCH) premises, in addition to the two existing ones, has drawn widespread criticism.
Other parameters like sulphate, fluoride, calcium and magnesium iron level are exceeding the drinking water standards of IS 10500-2012, the state added.