SunCoke project gets permit from Ohio EPA

Nov 26, 2008 | 11:41 AM | Mick Bowen

The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency has granted the final air permit to allow SunCoke Energy Inc. to break ground on a coke plant in Middletown, Ohio, but does not recommend the company begin construction until the federal EPA finishes its review.

Mike Hopkins, air quality modeling and planning section manager of the Ohio EPA, said the federal agency could reach a different interpretation on the use of "netting" emission credits earned by AK Steel Corp., West Chester, Ohio, when it closed a plant in Middletown in June 2003. Construction has to begin within five years for the AK Steel credits to apply, and the Ohio EPA used the....

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