Dirty business beware! [So. Africa]

Author: Sharda Naidoo, Business Times [So. Africa], Published on: 13 May 2007

The government is clamping down on the country’s biggest industrial polluters in a fresh bid to cut hazardous gas emissions. This week state environmental management inspectors...started a countrywide crackdown on refineries and the iron, steel and ferro-alloy industries...On the hit-list are about 50 companies, including Mittal Steel [part of Arcelor Mittal], Highveld Steel [part of Anglo American], Samancor and mining company Xstrata. Refineries targeted include Sasol’s Natref and Secunda facilities, and Engen [part of Petronas], Sapref [joint venture Shell & BP], Chevron and PetroSA. The intention is to force SA’s biggest polluters to reduce emissions of harmful pollutants and greenhouse gases...The companies face harsh penalties...[also refers to Eskom, Assmang, Foskor, Airports Company of SA (ACSA)]

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Related companies: ACSA (Airports Company South Africa) Anglo American Arcelor Mittal Assmang BP Chevron Engen (part of Petronas) Eskom Foskor Highveld Steel & Vanadium (part of Anglo American) Mittal Steel (part of Arcelor Mittal) Petronas PetroSA Samancor SAPREF (joint venture Shell & BP) Sasol Shell Xstrata (part of Glencore)