EUROPEAN COURT CONDEMNS ITALY FOR STEEL PLANT POLLUTION
On January 24, the European Court of Human Rights condemned Italy for failing to protect its citizens from a polluting steel plant in the southern city of Taranto that has been blamed for hundred of cancer-related deaths. The court ruled that the country must pay 161 people who live near the plant 5,000 euros each in damages. The Ilva plant is Europe's largest steel plant and was put under special administration in 2015 after magistrates directed it to be cleaned up or shut down. For the full story, see https://uk.reuters.com/article/us-italy-pollution-court/european-court-….