AK Steel penalized for water pollution
Chicago, IL— U.S. Environmental
Protection Agency Region 5 and the U.S. Department of Justice
have settled with AK Steel for alleged water pollution violations
at its Mansfield, Ohio, plant. The company will pay a penalty
In a complaint filed simultaneously
with the settlement on April 19, EPA alleged that on numerous
occasions between April 1999 and May 2004, AK Steel’s manufacturing
plant exceeded its permit limits for copper, zinc, iron, oil and
grease, suspended solids and toxicity for discharges. It also
alleged that the plant discharged wastewater containing mercury
and oil and grease from its acid pickling and cold rolling processes
to the Mansfield wastewater treatment plant in violation of the
city’s sewer use ordinance.
Since Oct. 1, 1999, AK Steel
has owned and operated the steel manufacturing facility in Mansfield.