NEW YORK Steel
producer Ternium SA is evaluating damage sustained after a July
5 leakage of molten zinc at its mill in Shreveport, La.
The local fire
department responded promptly to the incident at the
mills galvanizing line after molten zinc leaked onto
electrical wiring, the company said.
Ternium is assessing
the incidents potential effects on production "in order
to implement measures aimed at minimizing its impact on the
services supplied to our customers," it said July 7.
The company said it is
still investigating the circumstances that led to the fire.
Neither officials at
Terniums Shreveport mill, nor the Shreveport Fire
Department, could be reached for comment July 8.
Ternium operates steelmaking and rolling facilities in Houston,
Mexico, Argentina, Brazil and Colombia, as well as