India: Coca Cola ordered to close Kerala plant
Date: 19 Aug 2005
The Pollution Control Board of Kerala in India has ordered Coca Cola to close its major bottling plant with immediate effect. The move comes after several years of protests against the plant by local campaigners.
Villagers in the nearby areas had accused Coke of depleting local groundwater, and producing other local pollution. The controversy has received considerable coverage and become a cause celebre for anti-corporate activists.
The village council president, A. Krishnan said "We are happy that the government is finally giving justice to the people who are affected by the plant".
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