EPA partially grants Granite City petition

Jan 02, 2013 | 09:42 AM | Corinna Petry

Tags  U.S. Steel, Granite City Works, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Illinois EPA, operating permits, emissions, blast furnace, coke ovens Gateway Energy & Coke

CHICAGO — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency administrator has partially granted a petition from the American Bottom Conservancy, which had objected to numerous provisions of an operating permit issued to U.S. Steel Corp.’s Granite City Works by the Illinois EPA.

The environmental group’s petition alleged that the permit’s use of emission factors failed to provide periodic monitoring meant to ensure compliance with permit limits and lacked practical enforceability, failed to respond to an EPA order regarding excess emissions associated with start-up, breakdowns and malfunctions, and failed to respond to an EPA order to include applicable requirements from the related construction permit for the Gateway Energy....

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