The claim, centering on pollution from the Nchanga Copper
Mine, was brought by more than 2,500 Zambian villagers against KCM — Zambia’s biggest private employer — and its UK-based parent company Vedanta Resources.
“Without admission of liability, Vedanta Resources
and Konkola Copper Mines confirm that they have agreed, for the benefit of local communities, the settlement of all claims brought against them by Zambian claimants represented by English law firm Leigh Day,” Vedanta said. The settlement amount was not disclosed.
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