Vedanta group Company had argued in the Madras High Court that the Sterlite plant was not responsible for all the pollution in Tuticorin.
Vedanta’s company has filed a case in the Madras High Court, seeking the permission of the state government to grant permission to open the Sterlite plant. Senior lawyer Ariyama Sundaram, appearing on the Vedanta group, argued that the Sterlite plant was not responsible for all the pollution in Tuticorin.
Ariyama Sundaram pointed out that the state has so far not provided any evidence to suggest that groundwater has been affected.
He questioned how the Sterlite plant could be attributed to ground water pollution, as the groundwater contamination of the villages has been confirmed as the salt water in the villages at sea level is being contaminated.
He argued that it would be unacceptable to claim that pollution was caused only by the Sterlite plant, and that action should be taken on the thermal power plants in Thoothukudi. The hearing was postponed to Wednesday as the Aryama Sundaram argument was not completed.