The Supreme Court has paved the way for Vedanta to reopen its copper smelter in Tamil Nadu as refused stay order for the environmental court, reports the company’s lawyer.

In December 2018, the government of Tamil Nadu has appealed against the environment court’s verdict, which is to set aside the order of the state to permanently close the copper smelter.

The copper smelter was ordered shut down by the state over the alleged pollution, which led to violent protests in May, forced the police department to open fire on demonstrators and killing more than 13 people.

More details awaited.

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