Sesa Sterlite: Coke plant causes environmental pollution in Navelim

Previous human rights and environmental abuses by Sesa Goa, Sterlite Industries and Malco1 are now, due to the merger, intertwined under the Sesa Sterlite name. Sesa Goa in particular faced several legal challenges related to environmental destruction, for example, in Navelim, villagers protested against harmful levels of water, air and noise pollution from Sesa Goa coke plants2, as a result of which, the coke plant was temporarily shut down in August 20123.

 

 

 


  1.   Council on Ethics, Government Pension Fund Global (2007):http://www.regjeringen.no/upload/FIN/Statens%20pensjonsfond/Recommendation_Vedanta.pdf (accessed 01.10.2014) []
  2.  Hindu Business Line (2012): http://www.thehindubusinessline.com/companies/goa-villagers-protest-pollution-by-sesa-goa-plant/article3826991.ece (accessed 29.09.2014) []
  3.  Mayenkar, S (2012):http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/08/28/us-india-sesagoa-idUSBRE87R0E220120828 (accessed 01.10.2014) []

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