This conflict is a result of harmful activity of one of largest steel plants in Ukraine, which is located in the city of Zaporizhia. The activity of the Zaporizhstal plant contaminates the atmosphere as well as the water in the city. There is very little official information on emissions, but according to some of the media investigations the amount of discharged sewage in 2015 was 930.4 million m3, out of which 70.04 million m3 were contaminated. Zaporishstal plant discharges up to 75 tons of sulphuric acid into the rivers and lakes of the surrounding area. In December 2016 the city administration of the Ministry of the Environment and Natural Resources informed the local inhabitants about the contamination, presenting that the amount of phenol in the air of the central area of the city was 0.023 mg / m3, which is 2, 5 higher than is allowed. The city administration calculated that in the total average contamination of the atmosphere in 2016 was 18,5 % higher than ‘normal’ (the norm is not specified, many environmental activists also complain that norms in Ukraine are higher than they should be). Complaints and demands of the locals Activists circles are mainly driven by academics- specialists in environmental studies. Locals and activists complain that it has become impossible to breathe in the city, especially in the central area where most of the factories (and particularly Zaporizhstal plant) are located. According to the medical statistics data from the Ministry of Health of Ukraine (2006-2012 year) - the lunge diseases sickness rate in Zaporizhia is higher than average, particularly the population suffers from bronchial asthma . The other complain is that the local administration of the Ministry of the Environment and natural resources does not inform the population about the contamination of the atmosphere (being informed about contamination is a constitutional right in Ukraine). Every month the administration is obliged to inform about the amount of harmful substances in the atmosphere in relation to the boundary admissible norm. However, the last time the administration informed locals about the contamination was in the end of December 2016 presenting that the amount of phenol in the air of the central area of the city was 0.023 mg / m3, which is 2, 5 higher than is allowed. They calculated that in the total average contamination of the atmosphere in 2016 was 18,5 % higher than ‘normal’ (the norm is not specified though) . Since then any updates are absent and if you click on the later dates the website presents you last years information. Another listed problem is that it is not possible to give a spontaneous visit to the plant without getting a permission from the administration of the plant first. Having no support from the side of the government activists have almost no means of societal control available. Potentially the workers of the plant could be of a great help, but an informal source tells that administration of the plant constantly persuades (or rather bribes ) the workers to not to bring up the problem of absence of filters. The workers are put into a position where they supposedly have to choose between getting a financial bonus or not getting anything, as this money will be spent on restructuring of the plant. Considering poor economical situation in Ukraine at the moment this question is a non-brainer. Forms of protests: Various forms of protests have been taking place for the past 3 years. Earlier in 2015 and 2016 activists protested in front of the local administration. Wearing gas masks activists would gather to welcome the minsters of the Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources on their visit to the city. These protests were not large and did not result into fulfilling the demands of the locals. Recently actions mainly take form of petitions and appeals to deputies. For activists this is a way to push local authorities to initiated eco-forums and round tables to create a dialogue between the representatives of the state industry and business on the one side and activists on the other .