Tuesday, January 19, 2010

ArcelorMittal’s polluting South African plant shortlisted for Public Eye Global Award in Davos at World Economic Forum

ZAGREB, Croatia -- "The Luxembourg steel giant ArcelorMittal, the world’s biggest steel company has been shortlisted along with five other candidates for the Public Eye Global Award to be held in Davos, Switzerland, on the 27th January – the opening day of the World Economic Forum. The company has been selected from over 40 nominees due to its heavily polluting operation in Vanderbijlpark, which is their biggest and most profitable operation in South Africa. The nomination recognises the company’s toxic waste dumping; failure to clean up contamination in neighbourhoods around its steelworks; lobbying against stricter air pollution controls and withholding information from the public that will allow society to better understand the impact of the plant on their health and well-being. The general public can cast votes at www.publiceye.ch until 26th January,"

-- press release, Global Action on ArcelorMittal.

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