ACEAFNE ERASMUS+ TARANTO - POLLUTION - Page 5

Generally speaking, steel production is a “dirty” industry. Pollution of air, soil, water and resulting negative health impacts on the local population and workers are not only a problem at the ILVA site, but also in other steel production sites. However, due to the technologies employed at the ILVA plant, the pollution caused by the ILVA plant is more significant than that caused by other steel plants; it has been argued that if the plant used the best available technologies, the negative environmental and health impacts could be significantly reduced