Monday, October 12, 2009

Mittal dismisses pollution claims in South Africa

VANDERBIJLPARK, South Africa -- "Strike Matsepe used his life savings to buy a small plot of land near the country's biggest steel mill, hoping it would become a thriving farm in his old age. Now, weathered and sick, the 80 year old has had to abandon his dream -- the land and ground water are so polluted his cattle have died and crops failed. On Friday, ArcelorMittal SA, the world's largest steel marker, dismissed allegations of severe environmental damage and unethical business practices at the mill. In 2002, the company took over the 67-year-old plant that residents and environmental groups say has polluted their live,"

-- Celean Jacobson, Associated Press.

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1 comment:

  1. Actually they cannot dismiss these charges as there are alot of proofs against them which can lead to penalty by environmental safety agencies.