Italy’s Riva Steel Billionaires May Close Country’s Largest Mill

Italy’s Riva Steel Billionaires May Close Country’s Largest Mill

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Residents and workers of the Ilva steelworks protest against pollution during a demonstration in the Italian southern city of Taranto, on August 17, 2012. The closing of the plant, which supplies a third of the country’s steel, has set off a conflict in the city of 190,000 between the unions, who are worried about job losses, and the community groups, who are concerned about public health.