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ArcelorMittal wants global steel emissions deal

(ENN) The steel industry should be covered by a global deal on carbon dioxide emissions, says head of global steel giant.

  • 06 December 2007
  • Simione Talanoa

The steel industry should be covered by a global deal on carbon dioxide emissions, the head of global steel giant ArcelorMittal said in a newspaper interview published on Wednesday.

"An average Chinese steel plant emits twice as much carbon dioxide as a European one.

But the Chinese steel can be imported into Europe without any problems," Lakshmi Mittal told Belgian business daily De Tijd.

ArcelorMittal, the world's largest steelmaker, was investing millions to reduce emissions at its plants, Mittal said.

Originally published 5 December

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