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  • Mill purchases of ferrous scrap in St. Louis at lull Dec 05, 2008

    U.S. Steel Corp.’s Granite City (Ill.) Works and Alton Steel Inc., Alton, Ill., are buying little or no scrap in December, according to St. Louis scrap dealers, who say the Granite City Works is shut down and could remain that way until January, February or even March.

  • Heavy melt exports near 1-year low Dec 05, 2008

    Exports of No. 1 heavy melting steel scrap dropped in September to their lowest level in almost a year as both the eastern Mediterranean and Asian buyers cut their purchases.

  • Value of brass ammunition rebounds to 91¢ in auction Dec 05, 2008

    The auction value of forthcoming brass ammunition scrap in Yakima, Wash., has rebounded to 91 cents a pound from 56 cents in late October.

  • LME adds ninth Nasaac location Dec 05, 2008

    The London Metal Exchange has added a ninth city—Mobile, Ala.—to the list of warehouse locations for the North American special aluminum alloy contract (Nasaac).

  • High-value metals loss seen with conventional sorting Dec 04, 2008

    Electronic-scrap processors might be losing a sizable portion of the precious metals in their feedstock by not paying more attention to sorting technologies, according to researchers from Berlin’s University of Technology.

  • FBI targets infrastructure impact of copper thefts Dec 04, 2008

    The Federal Bureau of Investigation, assessing copper as plunder for criminals, pointed to home foreclosures as targets of theft rings.

  • Prime scrap prices jump as heavy hitters still sit tight Dec 04, 2008

    Prime ferrous scrap grades have risen by $90 to $135 per gross ton in the Chicago market this month despite the absence of buys by the two big integrated players in the area.

  • Metech backs BAN program after cost requirement nixedt Dec 04, 2008

    Metech International Inc. has endorsed the e-Stewards program of the Basel Action Network (BAN), an advocacy group on hazardous waste that has begun work on a certification program for processors of defunct electronic equipment.

  • Secondary alloy prices lose ground, more retreat ahead Dec 04, 2008

    Secondary aluminum spot market values continue to sag, with the predominant range down to 71 to 72 cents a pound Wednesday from 73 to 74 cents last week.

  • OmniSource starts nonferrous shredder Dec 04, 2008

    OmniSource Corp. has started running a new shredder in Fort Wayne, Ind., but it isn’t ripping apart old vehicles and appliances. Instead, it’s tearing up nonferrous metals gleaned from automotive shredder residue, or fluff.

  • OmniSource starts nonferrous shredder Dec 04, 2008

    OmniSource Corp. has started running a new shredder in Fort Wayne, Ind., but it isn’t ripping apart old vehicles and appliances. Instead, it’s tearing up nonferrous metals gleaned from automotive shredder residue, or fluff.

  • Secondary alloy prices lose ground, more deterioration ahead Dec 04, 2008

    Secondary aluminum spot market values continue to sag, with the predominant range down to 71 to 72 cents a pound Wednesday from 73 to 74 cents last week.

  • Ferrous tags rebound in some regions of US Dec 03, 2008

    Ferrous scrap prices have rebounded in some eastern and Midwest markets, rising by as much as $100 a long ton from the levels seen at the start of last month.

  • California’s UBC recycling rates up in first half of ’08 Dec 03, 2008

    California, which boosted its refund incentives for recycling beverage containers nearly two years ago, said the recycling rate for all types of bottles and cans rose to 76 percent in the first half of this year.

  • Short sea shipping initiative launched Dec 03, 2008

    The Hamilton Port Authority (HPA) has launched its short sea shipping initiative with a dedicated container feeder vessel loaded with scrap metals bound for India and Pakistan.

  • Short sea shipping initiative launched Dec 03, 2008

    The Hamilton Port Authority (HPA) has launched its short sea shipping initiative with a dedicated container feeder vessel loaded with scrap metals bound for India and Pakistan.

  • Ferrous scrap prices rebound in some parts of US Dec 03, 2008

    Ferrous scrap prices have rebounded in some eastern and Midwest markets, rising by as much as $100 a long ton from the levels seen at the start of last month.

  • California’s UBC recycling rates up in first half of ’08 Dec 03, 2008

    California, which boosted its refund incentives for recycling beverage containers nearly two years ago, said the recycling rate for all types of bottles and cans rose to 76 percent in the first half of this year.

  • US aluminum alloy holdings receive $5.2M boost Dec 03, 2008

    About $5.2 million worth of A380.1 aluminum alloy, warranted for settling London Metal Exchange transactions, arrived in U.S. warehouses Tuesday.

  • Exide to pay $15,000 fine, reduce discharge of lead Dec 02, 2008

    Exide Technologies has agreed to pay a $15,000 fine and to reduce the amount of lead being washed into a creek from the company’s Reading, Pa., lead smelter, Pennsylvania’s Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) said.

  • Military scrap prices follow market down Dec 02, 2008

    Mixed steel scrap from an Army facility in Texas was valued at $86.40 per long ton in a military auction Tuesday, down 53 percent from the previous contract.

  • Rifkin to get tax break to aid move from riverfront site Dec 02, 2008

    Rifkin Scrap Iron & Metal Co. will receive $282,800 in tax breaks to ease its move from a riverfront site, slated for residential and commercial use, to another Saginaw, Mich., property being treated for pollution problems.

  • Pickup in aluminum scrap exports fails to bolster tags Dec 02, 2008

    U.S. exports of smelter-grade aluminum scrap are showing a slight buoyancy, but other segments of the market are stagnant to sagging.

  • Pickup in aluminum scrap exports fails to bolster tags Dec 02, 2008

    Exports of smelter-grade aluminum scrap are showing a slight buoyancy, but other segments of the market are stagnant to sagging.

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