J&L Speciality Steel, Inc.
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EPA Project Manager
Mr. Paul Gotthold
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency - Region III
1650 Arch Street
Mail code: 3LC30
Philadelphia, PA 19103-2029
Phone: (215) 814-3419
- On July 1999, the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the US Army Corps of Engineers, and the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (PADEP) conducted a site visit. The visit consisted of a facility tour and information gathering to assess the current status of the Facility. No obvious areas of concern were identified during the visit. After an extensive review of existing information and the site visit, EPA determined that there is no unacceptable human exposure to contamination nor is there any evidence of groundwater contamination caused by the Facility. Furthermore, EPA concludes that there have been no past or current releases that warrant further investigation or corrective action at this Facility at this time. On July 2000, EPA issued a Final Determination that no further corrective actions are necessary at the Facility at this time.
- At present, J&L manufactures various grades of stainless steel. Plant operations are divided into two principal areas, steel manufacturing and finishing. The steel manufacturing process consists of the electric arc furnace (EAF), argon-oxygen decarburization (AOD) vessel, continuous slab caster and slab grinding. The process begins with the melting of scrap metals in the EAFs. The melted metal is transferred to the AOD vessel where it continues to be chemically refined. Afterwards it is casted into slabs, the surface area grounded, then hot rolled into bands. The bands are then sent to the finishing operation.
- The finishing operation consists of the hot anneal & pickle (HAP) line, cold anneal & pickle (CAP) line, Z-mills, temper mill, shear/slitters and wastewater treatment process. The operation involves annealing, cooling and pickling of the steel bands to specifications. The bands are then reduced in the "Z" mill rollers to produce the desired thickness. Once the thickness is achieved, the steel is annealed, pickled and ready for shipment.
- Some of the site’s key documents of interest are accessible below:
- Environmental Indicator Determination - Human Exposures [PDF, 6 pages, 23 KB, About ]
- Environmental Indicator Determination - Groundwater Migration [PDF, 8 pages, 24 KB, 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
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- Submit a FOIA Request
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- The facility is under continued use.
- The EPA is dedicated to providing you with timely and accurate information about our work at this site. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact EPA Project Manager: Mr. Paul Gotthold (215) 814-3410.