Brazil and Argentina: Improving and monitoring air quality
We operate steel plants at Tubarão and Cariacica, in the state of Espírito Santo, Brazil. We are now working with the Instituto Estadual de Meio Ambiente e Recursos Hídricos to improve the local air quality monitoring programme. This uses two new monitoring stations at Enseada do Suá Bay and Vila Velha, which are able to detect fine airborne particulates known as PM2.5. Meanwhile in Argentina, we made an important investment at our Villa Constitucion site in 2014, which involved installing de-dusting equipment to prevent air pollution while still enabling the facility to reach full capacity.