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Lonza and Swiss authorities agree to address mercury pollution

1:08 AM MST | January 23, 2014 | Natasha Alperowicz

The state council of the Swiss canton of Valais and Lonza today announced the establishment of a coordinating committee to address the problem of mercury pollution between Visp and Niedergesteln. The committee will oversee various working groups. Lonza, as the first action, has committed to pre-finance investigations to identify polluted areas between Visp, the company’s main manufacturing site in Switzerland, and Niedergesteln and to evaluate the environmental impact. Lonza has also volunteered to pre-finance the surface remediation of grounds that have a...

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