Serbia’s ZS slag resale probe yields over a dozen arrests

Mar 20, 2013 | 12:33 PM | Christopher Rivituso

Tags  Serbia, slag, Zelezara Smederevo, police, Harsco, Harsco Smederevo, steel, iron ore Christopher Rivituso

LONDON — Serbian police have arrested more than a dozen individuals for allegedly falsifying documents related to the processing of slag from the now-idled Zelezara Smederevo (ZS) steel works, costing the steelmaker as much as €5.7 million ($7.4 million).

The slag was processed under a contract held by Harsco Metals Smederevo d.o.o., a subsidiary of Camp Hill, Pa.-based Harsco Corp. Workers were tasked with extracting iron ore from slag produced at the site for reuse in ZS’ furnaces.....

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