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A Toxics-Free Future

Zenica, Bosnia: the steel town where even taking a breath can be a struggle

In this article in the Guardian, which presents how steel giant ArcelorMittal is failing to meet minimum environmental standards at its massive plant in central Bosnia, IPEN Participating Organization Arnika's report Persistent Organic Pollutants in Free Range Chicken Eggs from Western Balkan Countries is featured.

The article also quotes Samir Lemes, president of the organization Eko Forum Zenica, who was included in IPEN's True Costs of the Chemical Industry's Products video. It outlines the extreme health difficulties that residents of Zenica are facing due to air pollution from the steel plant, and efforts to try to hold the corporation accountable for environmental crimes.