Key questions shareholders should ask
- In April 2015, AMSA was instructed by the DEA to conduct a site assessment of contaminated land at its Vanderbijllpark works, to investigate the extent and severity of the contamination. Why has AMSA still not completed this site assessment?
- The Master Plan confirmed that the AMVW site (then known as the IVS Works) has caused unacceptable risks to and impacts on human health and the environment in several areas beyond its perimeter, through the contamination of groundwater. What steps has AMSA taken to remediate the groundwater contamination, and to protect surrounding communities from this contamination?
- Communities living close to the Vanderbijlpark works have complained recently of significant emissions coming from the slagheap, causing them to suffer headaches and nosebleeds. What steps is AMSA taking to reduce these emissions and to protect, assist and compensate those who have been affected?
- Have any of AMSA’s operations been inspected by the DEA, DWS, DMR, and/or provincial or municipal authorities for air quality, water and/or environmental compliance in the past financial year? If so, what were the findings of those inspections?
- Have any of AMSA’s operations been issued with any warning letters, pre-compliance notices, compliance notices, pre-directives or directives in terms of NEMA in the past financial year?
- Have any of AMSA’s operations been issued with any warning letters, notices, pre-directives or directives in terms of the NWA in the past financial year?