Today, the court of appeal considered the complaint against the decision of the Dnipropetrovsk Regional Administrative Court, which had previously confirmed that the Ministry of Environmental Protection and Natural Resources of Ukraine was competent to provide a positive conclusion on the Department of Internal Affairs for the construction of a new dump in Krivoy Rog and it was established that the land on which the dump will be built belong to the category of industrial lands and are not included in the territory of the Emerald Network. This was reported by the press service of ArcelorMital Kryvyi Rih.
Representatives of the public organization "Stop Poisoning Kryvyi Rih" filed a lawsuit to cancel the positive conclusion of the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA). Today the court dismissed the appeal “Stop poisoning Kryvyi Rih”, and the decision of the court of first instance entered into force.
“We will not insist on reimbursement of legal costs by the plaintiff. We are always ready for a constructive dialogue with civil society and believe that strict adherence to environmental obligations is our common area of control. We respect the civil position of caring residents of the city and invite you to talk in order to move forward together, taking into account the interests of society and business, "commented Artem Filipyev, Deputy General Director for Legal Affairs, Interaction with Government Bodies and Communications of ArcelorMittal Kryvyi Rih.
Earlier it was reported that ArcelorMittal is launching the Steel Billion investment program, which provides for an investment of almost $ 1 billion in the environmental modernization of steel production in Kryvyi Rih. This decision was announced during a meeting between President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy and Chairman of the Board of Directors of ArcelorMittal Lakshmi Mittal.
The Stepnoy-2 dump is a strategic project of ArcelorMittal Kryvyi Rih, since the production of iron ore concentrate depends on it. The company has already passed several specialized examinations, received a positive conclusion of the environmental impact assessment (EIA) procedure and completed all preparatory work.