Sunday, May 11, 2008

Mittal braced for protests on pollution

LUXEMBOURG -- "Steel giant ArcelorMittal will be accused of leaving a trail of environmental destruction in its wake this week when campaigners descend on Luxembourg to protest at its annual meeting... Liz Ilg, from Citizen Action in Cleveland, Ohio, will demand the company put more effort into cutting pollution at her local works. She said: 'This is the most urban steel mill in the US: they've got more people living around them than any other plant - 390,000 within five miles.' Mittal took over the plant from International Steel Corporation in 2004. 'The main message is: start to look at pollution prevention at your facilities. The best way to do that is to sit down and talk to community members,' said Ilg. She has collected 34,000 signatures on a petition, but says the company has so far refused to meet local people,'" Heather Stewart, The Guardian Observer.

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1 comment:

  1. Government should take strong action against this, osha training should be provided to all the workers so they know how to make their workplace and environment safe.