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Villagers Insist That Vedanta Copper Mine Water Contamination Case Should Be Heard In UK Court Rather Than Zambia

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LUSAKA, Zambia

Villagers's in Zambia's Copper Belt are still waiting to find out whether their water contamination claim against a mining subsidiary of Vedanta Resources will be held in the United Kingdom or Zambia. The claimants are alleging personal injury, damage to property, loss of income, and loss of amenities and enjoyment of land due to pollution and environmental damage caused by chemical contamination from 2005 onwards. Indian-owned Vedanta has de-listed in London, but maintains a UK legal presence.