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Indian state orders permanent closure of Vedanta copper smelter after deadly protests

Indian state orders permanent closure of Vedanta copper smelter after deadly protests
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NEWDELHI (Reuters) – India’s Tamil Nadu state has ordered a permanent closure of a big copper smelter run by London-listed Vedanta Resources, its chief minister said on Monday, after protests demanding its shutdown killed 13 people last week.

“We have taken a decision to permanently shut down the plant and today issued government orders to do the same,” Edappadi K. Palaniswami said in a statement.

(Reporting by Sudarshan Varadhan; Editing by Malini Menon)

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