Ilva pays first compensation to the owners of houses damaged by pollution

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A very long wait. Which starts from the lawsuits brought against Ilva for the damage inflicted by dust and pollution on entire condominiums in the Tamburi district, the neighborhood of Taranto close to the factory, and culminates in 2005 in the ruling that recognizes the dangerous throwing of things. But before the owners of the properties involved obtained the first compensation, paid in recent days by Ilva in extraordinary administration, the company that owns the plants, many more years had to pass spent in an exhausting legal battle.

3.5 million for 240 apartments

The sums credited to interested parties fall within a total amount of 3.5 million euros, divided over 240 apartments for a total of 415 applications processed by Ilva under extraordinary administration and presented to the Ministry of Business which examined them with a commission. Subsequently, Mimit himself assigned the entire fund from which the payments were made to Ilva under extraordinary administration in an ad hoc account.

The fact that the properties compensated are 240 and the applications 415 is explained by the presence of a double application in the case of a joint apartment, husband and wife, who each received 50 percent of the amount due.

The sums paid range from 5 thousand to 30 thousand euros

The compensation ranges from a minimum of 5 thousand euros to 30 thousand, which is the maximum amount that can be paid. The calculation of the sums is established by criteria, the result of a series of hearings at the Court of Milan, criteria which gave rise to a settlement agreement between Ilva’s extraordinary administration procedure and the appellant creditors.

Additional resources for 2024 and 2025

In addition to the 3.5 million disbursed this year, there are 4.5 million for 2024 and the same number for 2025 to satisfy other requests with the same motivation. The sums for compensation fall into a specific fund included in the Budget law for 2023 following an amendment by the Apulian deputy Ubaldo Pagano of the Democratic Party, while the Mimit regulation was published last February in the Official Journal following a previous provision. The compensation was in fact expected as early as 2021 but everything then slipped due to the lack of implementing rules.

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