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Italy police raid Italcementi plant over toxic emissions

ROME, Oct 11 (Reuters) - Italian police seized a cement plant belonging to Italcementi , the world's fifth largest cement maker, over allegations of illegal toxic emissions, justice system officials said on Thursday.

The seizure was ordered by a court in the nearby town of Velletri.

Europe's biggest steel plant Ilva, based in southern Italy, was ordered to close due by a court due to toxic pollution last month.

No comment was immediately available from the company.

(Reporting by Naomi O'Leary)

((naomi.oleary@thomsonreuters.com)(+39 06 8522 4392)(Reuters Messaging: naomi.oleary.reuters.com@reuters.net))

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