Two distant cities share the same story: the transnational corporation Mittal Steel bought local steel plant, increased production but "forgot" to invest into environment protection. Zenica residents to this day suffer much like the people of the Ostrava region in the beginning of the nineties. While the situation in the Czech Republic has much improved, thanks also to the pressure of the public and civic organisations, the residents of Zenica are still affected by disastrous air pollution. It is one of the reasons why Arnika representatives officially began a joint project with the partner organization Ekoforum Zenica.
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