cleans up steel site
Project is model for future remedial metal sites
Harsco Corporation signed a multi-year environmental
services contract valued at more than $50 million to handle the
metal recovery and on-site removal of decades-old slag stockpiles
left behind by a former steel manufacturing plant in Gadsden,
Under the contract signed with overall site manager, CMC, Inc.,
Harsco will install and operate an on-site metal recovery and
slag processing operation that will process an estimated three
million cubic yards of slag materials still remaining from the
former Gulf States Steel facility which filed for bankruptcy
Harsco will recover the slag’s valuable metallic content and
process the remaining material so that it can be responsibly
recycled or placed in a landfill.
Harsco’s operations are expected to create approximately 20 new
jobs, all of which the company plans to fill with local hires.
The EPA expects the project to be fully funded by the commercialization
of the recovered metals, and considers it a potential model for
future cleanup of similar sites throughout the United States.