Ex Ilva: Bernabè, ‘dead’ plant is an ecological bomb

(ANSA) – BARI, June 24 – The former Ilva plant in Taranto “must remain alive, it must remain a plant that produces steel in an environmentally compatible manner, but” it must remain alive because a dead plant in that like it becomes an ecological bomb “. This was stated by the president of the Board of Acciaierie d’Italia Spa, Franco Bernabè, during the hearings in the Budget and Industry committees of the Apulian Regional Council. “We all work together to develop this plant, if it is abandoned the problem is no longer solvable,” he added.

The first objective of the project for the environmental transition of the former Ilva di Taranto – he underlined – is the “complete decarbonisation of the plant with articulated objectives.

It must be a plant capable of using hydrogen, so gradual reconversion will be needed “.” The second objective – explained Bernabè – is employment through the recovery of competitiveness. The third objective is economic sustainability; the fourth objective is growth, making the culture of steel grow “.” The plan – he continued – is developed over a decade, 2022-2032: by 2024, interventions will be carried out on hot areas for an investment of 1.4 billions. The first electric oven will be activated between 2024 and 2027 “. (ANSA).

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