translated from Spanish: For not renewing explosives permit, LC city council closes Arcelor Mittal

Morelia, Michoacán.- For violating the regulations for the use of expolicises The City Council of Lázaro Cárdenas carried out the closure of the facilities of the transnational company Arcelor Mittal.
At a virtual press conference, the mayor of Lazaro Cardenas, Itzé Camacho Zapiaín, referred that everything was done on the basis of the federal law for the Use of Firearms and Explosives, which indicates in articles 37, 38 and 39, that permits for the use of these devices for the extraction of land products typical of mining , must be renewed every year, and had not occurred at least since 2019, the municipality requested the intervention of the Secretariat of National Defense (SEDENA), who endorsed the suspension of activities in the Arcelor Mittal complex of La Mira.
He insisted that the municipality could not grant unworked licenses, a situation which, he said, the company intended “because this is how other administrations worked”.
He became aware of a possible lawsuit against the City Council, which assured that “the actions being taken will be won, are supported by law”.
“It is not a matter of whim but of regularization of laws. Mittal doesn’t meet any of the requirements, and it’s something we can’t let go of. All companies in the port have been asked the same. They’ve all complied. At least my whim is not,” he insisted.

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