The province of Noord-Holland is fining Indian conglomerate Tata Steel in IJmuiden (previously Dutch steel makers Corus) €150,000 for breaching dioxine emission levels, reports news agency ANP.
Tata Steel already tried to avoid the fine by taking the provincal council to court, but the court in Alkmaar ruled in favour of the province.
Noord-Holland served notice on Tata Steel in June that dioxine emissions were too high and said it would fine the company €150,000 each time checks showed they remained above accepted levels.
Tata says it has now introduced temporary measures to reduce emissions but that a long-term solution needs more research and tests, says ANP.
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