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Latest PAIA Requests for Environmental Records

Request to DEA for information and documentation pertaining to any compliance and enforcement action taken by DEA against AMSA Vanderbijlpark

21 May 2018

Requested copies of all information in relation to any:

  1. Any compliance and enforcement action taken by DEA against ArcelorMittal South Africa (AMSA) Vanderbijlpark during 2018, including copies of any compliance notices (pre and final) or administrative actions or fines issued, and AMSA’s representations and other correspondence in relation to the compliance and enforcement action;
  2. All information, documentation and correspondence related to DEA’s opinions and findings resulting from AMSA Vanderbijlpark’s Land Contamination Site Assessment Report dated November 2017, including any order issued by DEA and any response by AMSA in relation thereto; and
  3. Current copy of the National Contaminated Land Register referred to in Section 41 of the NEMWA.


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Section 24 of the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa, 1996

Everyone has the right to an environment that is not harmful to their health or well-being; and to have the environment protected, for the benefit of present and future generations, through reasonable legislative and other measures that prevent pollution and ecological degradation; promote conservation; and secure ecologically sustainable development and use of natural resources while promoting justifiable economic and social development.

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