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Incident at the BALCO Construction Site
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RNS Number : 5734Z
Vedanta Resources PLC
23 September 2009


Vedanta Resources plc

Incident at the BALCO Construction Site

Vedanta Resources plc's subsidiary Sterlite Industries India Limited ("Sterlite") announced an incident at the BALCO construction site. The full text of the release issued by Sterlite is given below.


Sterlite Industries (India) Limited

Incident at the BALCO Construction Site

Sterlite Industries (India) Limited (Sterlite or the"company"), regrets to announce that power plant chimney under construction at BALCO, Korba collapsed todayThe chimney was being constructed by Gannon Dunkerley & Co. Ltd for the 1,200 MW CPP, associated with the 325 ktpa aluminium smelter project.

The relief and rescue operations are in full swing with the involvement of the company and the government resources. 

Activities in the particular area were temporarily suspended, while the existing operations remain unaffected.

A probable reason for the incident appears to be the excessive rains and lightning at Korba. The exact cause for this will however be ascertained only after a detailed investigation is concluded. 


For further information, please contact:

Sumanth Cidambi

Director - Investor Relations

Vedanta Resources plc

Tel:  +44 20 7659 4732 / +91 22 6646 1531

Faeth Birch

Robin Walker


Tel:  +44 20 7251 3801

About Vedanta Resources plc

Vedanta Resources plc ("Vedanta") is a London listed FTSE 100 diversified metals and mining major. The group produces aluminium, copper, zinc, lead, iron ore and commercial energy. Vedanta has operations in IndiaZambia and Australia and a strong organic growth pipeline of projects. With an empowered talent pool of 30,000 employees globally, Vedanta places strong emphasis on partnering with all its stakeholders based on the core values of entrepreneurship, excellence, trust, inclusiveness and growth. For more information visit


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