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EU Threatens Italy With Fines Over Toxic Emissions at Largest Steel Plant on Continent

Too much pollution for Brussels


Italy has been warned it must tackle toxic emissions at Europe's biggest steel plant or face potential fines from the European Commission.

Brussels says laboratory tests have shown heavy pollution of air, soil, surface and ground waters at the Ilva plant and in nearby residential areas of Taranto, the southern city where it is based.