One of the priorities of the State Environmental Inspectorate is supervision of construction inspectors a new pelletizing plant in Kryvyi Rih, a key environmental project for the local division of the ArcelorMittal iron and steel works, the service said.
The launch of a new production facility will allow decommissioning the most problematic part from the point of view of emissions - two operating sinter shops. The task of the inspection is to prevent unjustified postponement of the deadlines for the implementation of the programs of the new factory, - said the head of the State Ecological Inspectorate Andrei Malevany.
Thanks to the close attention of the central authorities in Kiev to the environmental situation in Kryvyi Rih, for the first time in a long time, one of the city's largest polluters, ArcelorMittal Kryvyi Rih, allowed inspectors of the State Environmental Inspectorate to conduct an environmental check.
State Environmental Inspection of Ukraine recently collected more than 7 million hryvnia in damages from ArcelorMittal Kryvyi Rih for violation of environmental legislation in the form of air pollution. To date, the company has voluntarily paid all fines for the violations identified.
Since the beginning of the year, polluting enterprises in Kryvyi Rih have paid UAH 25.8 million in fines for the damage to the city's ecology.
ArcelorMittal Kryvyi Rih is a metallurgical plant, the largest mining and metallurgical enterprise in Ukraine. Works as part of the international corporation ArcelorMittal - the largest foreign investor in the country. The plant is located in the city of Krivoy Rog, Dnepropetrovsk region, Ukraine.
ArcelorMittal Kryvyi Rih will invest over $ 700 million in the modernization of the enterprise in the coming years. These are projects such as the construction of a new pelletizing plant, the reconstruction of the largest blast furnace in Europe No. 9, the reconstruction of gas cleaning equipment in the converter shop and the reconstruction of the sinter shop No. 2.
ArcelorMittal is a world leader in steel production. ArcelorMittal is listed on the New York (MT), Amsterdam (MT), Paris (MT), Luxembourg (MT), Barcelona (MTS), Bilbao (MTS), Madrid (MTS) and Valencia (MTS) stock exchanges. ).