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ArcelorMittal continues to pollute and uproot people’s lives

Author: CEE Bankwatch, Published on: 12 May 2009

ArcelorMittal needs to move beyond good intentions on environmental and social improvements…[T]he company continues to destroy the environment, risk people’s lives and displace local communities, according to a new report…by the Global Action on ArcelorMittal coalition…In Eastern Europe and South Africa, local people report that there has been little progress in reducing the high levels of air pollution from old steel mills acquired by ArcelorMittal…“We’ve been monitoring ArcelorMittal’s environmental and health and safety investments in Kazakhstan for several years now and nothing seems to have changed. The city of Temirtau is still choked with air pollution,” said Dana Sadykova of environmental NGO Karaganda Ecological Museum. “Thirty-five miners died in two separate incidents in ArcelorMittal’s Kazakh mines during 2008 and in spite of the EBRD-backed health and safety improvement project it is totally unclear what safety investments have been made.” “…ArcelorMittal is now using the economic crisis as an excuse to delay some of its environmental investments in the Czech Republic…,” said Jan Srytr of Environmental Law Service.

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Related companies: Arcelor Mittal