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Montenegro issues environmental permit to steel mill Toscelik Niksic

Author Radomir Ralev
Montenegro issues environmental permit to steel mill Toscelik Niksic Toscelik Niksic; Source: Tosyali Holding

PODGORICA (Montenegro), April 24 (SeeNews) - Montenegro's environment protection agency said that it has issued an approval​ for the operation of steel mill Toscelik Niksic.

The approval, which will be valid for the period 2019-2024, was issued after Toscelik Niksic adopted a set of measures to make the operation of the facility more environment-friendly, the government agency said in a notice last week.

The measures include the introduction of an environmental management system (EMS) in accordance with the international standard ISO 14001, the replacement of the existing coal-fired boiler by a boiler running on on natural gas and the construction of a wastewater treatment plant.

Toscelik Niksic applied for the envoronmental clearance in December 2018.

According to Montenegrin media reports, the previous approval by the environment protection agency expired on January 1, 2018. 

The Montenegrin government sold the Zeljezara Niksic steel mill, now Toscelik Niksic, to Turkey's Tosyeli Holding for 15 million euro ($16.8 million) in 2012.

($ = 0.89175 euro)