Martedì, 16 Ottobre 2018

Prosecutors and ILVA meet to map out environmental upgrades


(ANSA) - Taranto, August 23 - Meetings between government
prosecutors and representatives of Italian steelworks ILVA,
which is being investigated for serious environmental
violations, began Thursday.
The goal of the meeting is to determine the current
situation of Europe's largest steel mill, in the southern
Italian coastal city of Taranto, and draw up a list of measures
required to bring its facilities in line with environmental
The government and ILVA have been embroiled in a fierce
legal standoff since a local court ordered the partial closure
of the plant for environmental and health violations over a
number of years.
A review court Monday said ongoing operations over the
years at ILVA's Taranto steelworks had resulted in severe
pollution, confirming the decision made earlier in the month to
close down the plant while the necessary upgrades were carried
Unions represented at the ILVA plant and the company's
president Bruno Ferrante are also holding meetings Thursday to
discuss the situation.

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