AK Steel Corp.
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EPA Project Manager
Khai M. Dao
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency - Region III
1650 Arch Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103
Phone: (215) 814-5467
PA DEP Project Manager
Mr. Joel Fair
Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection
230 Chestnut Street
Meadville, PA 16335
Phone: (814) 332-6848
AK Steel Corp. is currently working with the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (PADEP) to close-out several solid waste management units (SWMUs) under the RCRA Corrective Action program. The SWMUs includes several sludge beds that were used as sedimentation basins for the removal of disposal of lime-stabilized, waste pickle liquor sludge, and electric arc furnace emission sludge over the years. AK Steel Corp. will continue to monitor groundwater to ensure that the groundwater has not been affected by the sludge beds. The primary contaminants in groundwater at the facility are low levels of VOCs and heavy metals.
On September 30, 1999, Armco Inc. merged with and into AK Steel Corporation. The site is approximately 975 acres in size and is located along the Connoquenseeing Creek in Butler County, Pennsylvania. It is comprised of two joint facilities. The two facilities consist of the Main Plant, located on Standard Avenue and the Stainless Processing Plant, located on Bantam Avenue. Although there are two joint facilities, the assigned EPA ID # only governs the Main Plant, which includes the Melt Shop Area, the Hilltop Processing Area, and the former Sludge Bed Areas.
The facility operations is part of the Specialty Flat-Rolled Steels segment that produces flat-rolled chrome stainless steels, specialty stainless sheet and strip steels, electrical steels and galvanized steels. The various operations throughout the facility require the use of a considerable amount of water. The facility draws most of its water from the Connoquenseeing Creek. The water is used in a closed loop recirculating system for cooling.
- Some of the site’s key documents of interest are accessible below:
- Environmental Indicator Determination - Human Exposures [ 11 pp, 281, About PDF]
- Environmental Indicator Determination -Groundwater Migration [ 11 pp, 281, About PDF]
- Documents and reports regarding this facility also can be reviewed in person at these locations:
U.S. EPA Region III
Land & Chemicals Division
1650 Arch Street-11th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19103
Call for an appointment.
- Submit a FOIA Request
Get instructions on how to submit a FOIA request. Additional fee for requests over 100 pages.
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