TIRUNELVELI: The chairman of the committee appointed by National Green Tribunal (NGT) Tarun Agarwal said that out of the 2,000 petitions he received from public, elected representatives and political party representatives, majority did not want Sterlite copper unit to be reopened.
Earlier on the day, the team comprising Tarun Agarwal, senior environmental engineer at Regional directorate of Central Pollution Control Board in Bengaluru H D Varalaxmi and a scientist at the Union Environment Ministry Sathish C Garkoti commenced their second day of inspection at the plant. They were accompanied by collector Sandeep Nanduri, and Superintendent of Police Murali Ramba.
The committee, on Saturday, inspected the copper slag dumping at the bank of Upparu stream/Kombadi stream in Pudhukottai.
After the inspecting that lasted nearly two hours, the team visited places around the plant such as South Veerapandiapuram, D Kumaragiri and Kayaloorani.