Sterlite unit, a blatant polluter: TN affidavit

CHENNAI: The Tamil Nadu Pollution Control Board, which represents the state executive, on Friday submitted an affidavit to the foremost bench of the National Green Tribunal in New Delhi, saying that the Sterlite unit was a polluter and permitting it to continue its operations would reason irreparable harm to the people in and round Thoothukudi. The state’s affidavit said the violations of environmental norms have been obvious from the data.


“In those circumstances, it's humbly asked that this tribunal may reject the findings of the committee as the same was accomplished with out jurisdiction. The executive order was a policy choice taking into account more than a few environmental damages caused via the Sterlite unit,” the affidavit said.


On November 27, the three-member committee appointed via the foremost bench of the National Greeen Tribunal, New Delhi, headed via former Chief Justice of Meghalaya top court docket Tarun Aggarwal, observed that the closure of the Sterlite Copper Smelter unit in Tuticorin via the Tamil Nadu executive was now not justified.


The committee said the state executive had neither served any notice nor given an opportunity to submit its facet of the standards. Following the submission, the NGT had directed the TN executive to submit its response in every week.


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