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3 Explosions Reoported at ArcelorMittal Taranto BF 3

Steel News - Published on Thu, 23 Jan 2020

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ANSA, citing union sources, reported that 3 explosions were recorded in the night between Tuesday and Wednesday at the altoforno 2 furnace of the ArcelorMittal steelworks in the southern city of Taranto. The sources said no injuries were reported although the explosions caused extensive damage.

Unions said the accident was reported on the eve of the switch-off of the altoforno 1 furnace at the plant, which will lead to an increase of production for the furnace affected by the incident, which requires maintenance work. ArcelorMittal is set to lay off between 477 and 277 workers at the former ILVA steelworks in the Puglia port city over the closure of furnace 1. Furnace 1 is set to remain closed for about two months, until March 31, 2020, a move which unions are asking ArcelorMittal to suspend over security concerns.

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Posted By : Rabi Wangkhem on Thu, 23 Jan 2020
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