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  • Climate Monster
    Ten million tons of CO2 each year, Ilva is the number one producer of CO2 in Italy

    Climate Monster

    The Ilva steelworks (ArcelorMittal), located in Taranto, is the primary source, in Italy, of CO2 pollution of the atmosphere, with the two thermoelectric power plans (CET2 and CET3).
    25 April 2021 - PeaceLink
  • The steel mill’s dust engulfs the city, but school windows need to stay open due to Covid-19
    On ‘Wind-days’ the local population is advised to minimise exposure to pollution

    The steel mill’s dust engulfs the city, but school windows need to stay open due to Covid-19

    The residents of Taranto have been struggling with air pollution long before the Covid-19 pandemic. They are now caught in the crossfire of two public health emergencies that require local authorities to take action and demand the shutting down of the polluting premises.
    8 October 2020 - Taranto’s City Committee for Health and the Environment
  • The Ilva steelworks is a climate monster
    Letter to the Prime Minister, Prof. Giuseppe Conte

    The Ilva steelworks is a climate monster

    If we calculate the atmospheric pollution caused not just by the steelworks alone, but also by the thermoelectric plants that were built to provide it with its power needs and burn its waste gas we arrive at the conclusion that Ilva (ArcelorMittal) is the number one producer of CO2 in Italy
    4 October 2019 - Associazione PeaceLink
  • The fight to save Puglia's olive trees

    The fight to save Puglia's olive trees

    Emma Wallis speaks to Antonia Battaglia from the NGO Peacelink.
    14 April 2015 - Antonia Battaglia
  • Ilva Decree: immunity for the new commissioner
    The seventh Decree "custom packaged" for ILVA steel factory

    Ilva Decree: immunity for the new commissioner

    I believe that even in China the government doesn't come to guarantee this. A new law is written to give immunity to those who will manage ILVA. The only hope is that the European Commission will refer this Government to the Court of Justice of the European Union.
    15 January 2015 - Alessandro Marescotti
  • Ilva Decree : immunity for the new commissioner

    Ilva Decree : immunity for the new commissioner

    This is the title by which the "Gazzetta del Mezzogiorno
    6 January 2015 - Redazione Peacelink
  • The emission of harmful substances on the population has to be immediately suspended!

    Paediatricians from Taranto and its province say: it is necessary to intervene in order "to avoid the dangerous exposure of children to environmental pollutants" and to “guarantee a safe environment to pregnant women”

    On 12th July 2014, paediatricians from Taranto and its province made a statement on the data of the S.E.N.T.I.E.R.I. 2014 report (made by the National Health Institute), agreed and signed by the Presidency and the Commission for the Environment and Health of the Order of Doctors and Dentists of Taranto too
    28 August 2014 - Paediatricians of Taranto and province
  • In 2014, Ilva has still produced 99.4% of all P.A.H. (polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, powerful air pollutants) emitted in Taranto
    Peacelink, Ilva plant emits 99.4% of P.A.H. in Taranto Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons emissions reach 3469 Kg / year

    In 2014, Ilva has still produced 99.4% of all P.A.H. (polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, powerful air pollutants) emitted in Taranto

    23 August 2014 - Marco Schnabl
  • Taranto, city of dioxin
    For many years citizens haven’t been told they were living in an environment contaminated by dioxin, a highly carcinogenic pollutant which can modify and damage the DNA

    Taranto, city of dioxin

    Taranto is a heavily polluted city in which the most important information have not been shared and discussed with the public. The dioxin was found in human blood and maternal milk
    5 August 2014 - Marco Schnabl
  • Taranto, Italy, Ilva steel factory: the plants remain under requisition

    The new decree launched yet another lifesaver to the banks

    A year ago the guarantor of the A.I.A. (Integrated Environmental Authorization) was fired. Today the new sub commissary Mr Edo Ronchi resigned. The A.I.A. has failed. The Italian plant production continues in violation of European law and the opinion of the Constitutional Court according to which the production should be compliant to the authorization.

    July 11, 2014 - PeaceLink
    12 July 2014 - Antonia Battaglia
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