foilvedanta | 06.08.2012 11:51
* At their Korba aluminium plant in Chhattisgarh, India up to 100 people are suspected to have been bulldozed into the rubble after a factory chimney collapsed on them. Vedanta claim only 42 died but between 60 and 100 are still missing.
* At the Jharsuguda aluminium complex in Odisha, an estimated 10,000 people displaced by the plant are forced to live in polluted conditions under constant surveillance rather than be rehabilitated.
* In Zambia Vedanta's Konkola copper mines polluted the Kafue river so heavily that it turned green. 100 x acceptable levels for copper and 7,700 x acceptable levels of manganese were found in water depended on by 50,000 people.
* In Odisha, indigenous movements have opposed Vedanta's bauxite mine on the Niyamgiri hills for seven years and so far prevented it. The whole of the Dongia Kondh tribe would be affected detrimentally if the mine went ahead.
* Despite protests, environmental disasters and human rights atrocities everywhere the company operates, the British Government have continually protected and supported Vedanta.