Power supply to the Sterlite Copper Smelter plant was cut off on Thursday morning
The Tamil Nadu Pollution Control Board (TNPCB) has requested the conclusion of Sterlite Copper Smelter plant in Thoothukudi with quick impact and detached power supply to the unit at an early stage Thursday.
Requests to close the plant were issued by the Chairman of the TNPCB on Wednesday. The power supply to the unit was disengaged at 5.15 a.m. on Thursday, sources said.
In its requests, the TNPCB said that amid assessments attempted by its authorities on May 18 and 19, it was discovered that “the unit was doing exercises to continue its generation activities.”
Police burst teargas shells to scatter hostile to Sterlite nonconformists walking to the Thoothukudi District Collectorate.
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Following this, the Joint Chief Environmental Engineer, Tirunelveli, prescribed separation of power supply to the plant.
The TNPCB requested the conclusion and separation of the power supply under arrangements of Section 33A of the Water (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Act, 1974, and Section 31A of Air (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Act, 1971.
The Board took cognisance of the application made by Vedanta Ltd. looking for the reestablishment of the Consent To Operate (CTO) and the dismissal of the application in April by the Board for rebelliousness of specific conditions under the past CTO.
12 nonconformists kicked the bucket in police terminating over the most recent two days in Thoothukudi. On Wednesday evening, the Tamil Nadu government conjured an “open crisis” and requested that web access suppliers cut off web administrations for 5 days in Thoothukudi, Tirunelveli and Kanniyakumari regions, to avoid the spread of provocative messages via web-based networking media by hostile to social components.
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