E.ON Italy managers, execs nabbed on pollution charges

German utility's power plant 'caused severe pollution'

(ANSA)- Rome, April 15 - Finance Police on Wednesday arrested two managers and suspended three executives at the Italian branch of German power utility E.On on charges of severe pollution at a thermal power plant near Sassari, the second largest city in Sardinia. Prosecutors say plant director Mario Bertolino, his deputy Livio Russo, CEO Salvatore Signoriello, human resources exec Paolo Venerucci, and administrator Alessandro Muscas failed to comply with environmental regulations. The latter three were suspended from their duties for two months.
    E.ON is a European holding company based in Düsseldorf, Germany. It runs one of the world's largest investor-owned electric utility service providers, reportedly operating in over 30 countries and serving over 33 million customers.


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