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ArcelorMittal SA ordered to stop ops

2012-10-24 10:06

Johannesburg - ArcelorMittal SA [JSE:ACL], a unit of the world’s top steelmaker, said on Wednesday it has received a notice from local government to cease operation at some units at its Vanderbijlpark plant on environmental concerns.

“The Gauteng Department of Agriculture and Rural Development alleges that these units do not comply with certain conditions of the air emission licence for the Vanderbijlpark plant,” the company said in a statement.

 

Comments
  • trevor.myburgh.12 - 2012-10-24 11:21

    I knew it would come to this, if you just come to Langebaan you can see how our skies are polluted the waste dump is getting bigger than table mountain. It is now profit versus environment. Where is it all going to end.

      themba.thwala.98 - 2012-10-24 13:03

      I remember being assigned to attend meetings in the Vaal Traingle during 1999 when I first started working. I also remember the horrific stories which were told by property owners about the havoc caused by Iscor's environmental degradation on their health and property values. This is long overdue.

  • Vince.York - 2012-10-24 14:24

    About time too, as zuma is about to be impeached and then these divested and stripped state assets can be returned to South Africa for benefit of the nation again instead of some village tribal thieves. The Indians had better quickly start selling off their zuma anc-pf aligned assets and investments as the strike after impeachment will be swift.

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