The video, filmed in December 2016, showed a truck in the colors of ArcelorMittal, spilling into a slag heap of the campaign mosellane a mysterious yellowish liquid. The driver of the truck – an interim of the giant steel –, who was filming the scene, reported releases of acid used to strip the steel, and accused the group of ” what not to do [his work] recycling of chemicals “.
A preliminary investigation had been opened in the summer of 2017 for ” damaging the environment “. Over a year later, the court of Thionville (Moselle, france) announced on Friday 7 September that it will continue with ArcelorMittal for “managing irregular of its waste” for having dumped without permission on a slag heap of waste water.
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The investigations, carried out by the judicial police of Metz and the central Office for combating damage to the environment and to public health, have determined “that the spill on the slag heap from a storage tank of the sewage within the line of stripping and regeneration of acid,” according to Christelle Dumont, attorney in Thionville.