November 2005

AK Steel recycles waste materials in Ashland

Middletown, OH— AK Steel announced that a new recycling facility has been constructed at its Ashland, Kentucky Works to process and recycle waste materials from the plant’s blast furnace, cokemaking operation and continuous caster. The new facility is capable of recycling up to 250,000 tons of waste per year and recovering iron and carbon units that would otherwise be sent to a landfill.

Waste materials processed in the recycling facility are transformed into cold-bonded briquettes. The briquettes will be used as feedstock for the Ashland Works blast furnace which produces iron as a first step in the steelmaking process.

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