Italian prosecutors order seven arrests linked to pollution probe

Europe's biggest steel mill stopped production and arrest warrants were issued as part of an investigation into dangerous pollution

An Italian court has forced the closure of Europe’s biggest steel mill, while prosecutors ordered the arrest of seven people on charges related to an investigation into the plant’s pollution.

The court is investigating dangerous emissions of particulate matter, nitrogen and sulphur dioxide from the Ilva plant in Taranto, southern Italy.

In a parallel investigation, warrants were issued on Monday for the arrest of seven people on suspicion of environmental damage, corruption and extortion, state prosecutors said.

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