Supreme Court imposes Rs 100 crore fine on Sterlite Industries

India's top court imposed a fine of Rs 100 crore ($18.40 million) on Sterlite Industries for polluting environment through its copper smelting plant in Tamil Nadu The case is unrelated to a separate order that has shut the Tuticorin plant, India's largest, since last week following complaints of a gas leak. Despite the fine, the Supreme Court overruled an earlier order from the Madras High Court to shut down the plant over long-standing environmental concerns, the bench headed by Judge A.K. Patnaik said.

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