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Sesa’s Mulgao Mine Had No License

Sesa Goa’s mine at Mulgao whose tailing wall collapsed last week destroying fields in the village, did not have the requisite consent under the Air and Water (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Act.

In a press release the company has however, clarified that it had applied for the renewal of consent from the Goa Pollution Control Board.

It may be recalled that nearly 500 farmers suffered heavy losses as their paddy cultivation was totally submerged by silt that spilt into their fields after the tailing wall collapsed last week. Besides, nearly 30 horticulture plantations are also badly damaged.

While assuring that the company is committed to speedy resolution of the problem, the company officials said that the accident was a rare incident brought in by the unprecedented showers that lashed the state last week.

Officials said that adequate measures have been taken to contain the situation and ensure that such incidents are not repeated in future.

“Presently, technical experts are studying the problem and will submit a report along with a plan for future,” the press hand out read.

The company has also offered adequate compensation for the crop loss and also offered to aid in restoration of the agricultural properties.

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