The UK-based mining firm Vedanta Resources has agreed to settle all claims brought against it by Zambian villagers concerning pollution by a copper mine.
The claim was brought by more than 2,500 villagers, including children, against Konkola Copper Mines Plc. and its parent company Vedanta.
The mining companies did not admit liability. The settlement amount has not been disclosed.
The claimants alleged that toxic discharge from the Nchanga mine damaged land and waterways.
Britain’s Supreme Court ruled in 2019 that the case could be brought against Vedanta in English courts because the company owed villagers a duty of care.