Claymont faces ultimatum on emissions plan

Dec 05, 2006 | 01:50 PM | Scott Robertson

Executives of Claymont Steel Holdings Inc., Claymont, Del., will meet with state environmental officials in coming days as the steelmaker continues to formulate a plan to reduce mercury emissions.

Company executives have been meeting with state officials and representatives of Delaware's state environmental agency for months in an effort to develop a plan. Last week, the state's Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC) issued what is known as a shutdown order to the company. That order doesn't mean the company will have to cease operations, but sets guidelines Claymont Steel must follow to meet new mercury emissions standards.

Jeff Bradley, president and chief executive officer of Claymont Steel, declined to comment Tuesday, explaining that the company is currently in what is known as "a quiet period" related to its recently launched initial public offering.....

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