EPA sues 17 firms to recover cost of magnesium cleanup

Nov 15, 2012 | 09:44 AM | Samuel Frizell

Tags  Remacor, magnesium, waste recycling, EPA, K&K Metal Recycling, Dusty Gibbs, lawsuit, Samuel Frizell

NEW YORK — The federal Environmental Protection Agency and the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection have filed a lawsuit against 17 companies over the alleged mishandling of more than 6 million pounds of hazardous waste at a magnesium waste processing facility in western Pennsylvania.

The 45-acre property in West Pittsburg, Pa., which was owned by now-defunct magnesium recycler Remacor Inc., was the site of a magnesium waste recycling facility producing desulfurization reagent for steel production starting in 1975. ....

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