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ENI to Appeal Fine for Contamination of Italian Lake

9:58 AM MDT | July 22, 2008 | Chemical Week Editorial Staff

ENI (Rome) says it will appeal a €1.9-billion ($3 billion) fine imposed by a Turin, Italy court for environmental damage caused by leaks of the pesticide DDT in 1990-96 from a chemical complex at Pieve Vergonte, Italy into nearby Lake Maggiore. The court ordered ENI’s Syndial petrochemical subsidiary on July 8 to pay the fine to Italy’s environment ministry. “An application requesting suspension of enforceability of the sentence will be presented as soon as possible,” ENI says. The damage to Lake Maggiore was caused before ENI took...

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