An alumina refinery operated by a subsidiary of UK-based FTSE 100 company Vedanta Resources in Orissa, India, is causing air and water pollution that threatens the health of local people and their access to water, says a new report from Amnesty International today (Tuesday 9 February).
“We used to bathe in the river but now I am scared of taking my children there. Both my sons have had rashes and blisters.” a local woman told Amnesty International. The organisation recorded many similar accounts from people living around the Lanjigarh refinery. Imminent plans for a six-fold expansion of the refinery will compound these problems.
Amnesty protest at Vedanta’s offices
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