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ILVA and Gela pollution killed 12,000 in 8 years - Report

Steel News - Published on Thu, 14 Jun 2018

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ANSA reported that pollution from 45 toxic waste-producing plants including the oil refinery at Gela in Sicily and the ILVA steel plant at Taranto in Puglia has killed over 12,000 people in eight years.

Higher Health Institute in a report said those living in areas polluted by asbestos, refineries, and chemical and metal industries have a death risk 4-5% higher than the general population. Over the eight-year period, the report said, there was an excess mortality of 11,992 people, of which 5,285 for tumours and 3,632 for cardio-circulatory diseases.

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Posted By : Nanda Koijam on Thu, 14 Jun 2018
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