Steel making and its environmental impact in the Czech Republic and Ukraine

The study compares modernization and environmental investments of ArcelorMittal in Ostrava (Czech Republic) and Kryvyi Rih (Ukraine). The study analyzes the history of plants, modernization investments in the context of a valid legal framework in Ukraine and the Czech Republic, the history of civic campaigns for clean air and public protests against ArcelorMittal in both countries. The study brings evidence of various examples of double standards of this multinational corporation in EU and non-EU countries.

Lead author , editor: Anna Plošková

Co-authors and contributors: Alena Miskun, Vladimir Burda, Milan Havel, Jan Nezhyba, Martin Skalský

Photos: Stanislav Krupar

Graphic design: Jakub Nemecek,

Publication date: 2019

The report was prepared within the project "Stop Poisoning Ukraine: Coalition for Clean Air," and the joint activity of the non-governmental organizations Arnika - Citizens Support Center from the Czech Republic Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

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