Sterlite plant to produce oxygen from May 11

Chennai, May 10:

The state government said the Sterlite Copper plant in Tuticorin district would commence production of oxygen from May 11 onwards.

Industries Minister Thangam Thennarasu said the Vedanta-owned Sterlite Copper plant would produce 35 metric tonnes of oxygen at its facility in Tuticorin fromMay 11 and double its production later.

“We have asked them to increase production to 70 metric tonnes. They (the company) told us that they will be able to give information on May 12..,” he told reporters here.

On April 26, an all-party meeting convened by the previous AIADMK government resolved to allow theplant to produce oxygen for a four-month period, paving the way for partial reopening of the copper smelter plant closed in 2018 over pollution concerns.

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