ArcelorMittal Weirton Inc.
(Formerly: Mittal Steel USA - Weirton Plant)
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EPA Project Manager
Ms. Donna McCartney 3LC20
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region 3
1650 Arch Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103-2029
West Virginia DEP
Mr. Charles Armstead
Office of Environmental Remediation
601 57th Street, SE
Charleston, WV 25301
Phone: (304) 926-0499 ext. 1130
Corrective action activities have been under way at this facility since 1996 when EPA issued an administrative order directing Weirton Steel Corporation (WSC) to proceed with site investigation and cleanup work. On or about May 18, 2004, International Steel Group (ISG) acquired the assets of WSC and began operating the facility as ISG Weirton, Incorporated. During April 2005, Mittal Steel acquired ISG and formed Mittal Steel USA for operating facilities in the United States. In October 2007, EPA was notified that the facility’s name was changed to ArcelorMittal Weirton, Inc. without a change in ownership. EPA and the facility are working together to complete the corrective action work required by the 1996 order.
Multiple interim measures were completed in various areas of the facility between 1997 and 2009 to address soils that were impacted by oil and/or chemical releases and the demolition and clean-up of an old coke plant. Additional interim measures were identified in the RFI Work Plan for specific portions of the facility where releases occurred, or stabilization activities can be taken to prevent future releases.
Between 2003 and 2005, EPA and the facility focused their efforts on completing the Environmental Indicators (“EI”) program to demonstrate that human exposures and groundwater releases were under control on a facility-wide basis. An ongoing facility-wide groundwater monitoring program is being implemented to ensure that the facility maintains a positive EI determination and controls any releases.
Investigation work has been completed in three areas of the facility: CAA I (C & E Outfall Area); CAA II (Mainland Coke Plant); and, CAA XI (Former BOC/Air Products Site). EPA determined that no further action was required at CAA I. CAA II will require additional attention based on the results of the investigation work. A Corrective Measures Study for CAA XI was submitted in 2011, finalized in August 2012 and will be approved by EPA shortly. Investigation activities began in CAA III (Browns Island) in late 2011, however delays were encountered during the second phase of this work in 2012 and the remaining tasks are still pending. EPA expects the investigation work at CAA III to be completed as soon as possible.
EPA visited the facility with WVDEP representatives in October 2012 to review site conditions, the status of demolition work for unused structures, and the pending acquisition of several parcels of the facility. EPA and the facility also discussed the status of the CAA III (Browns Island) investigation work and the next steps for the corrective action project. EPA expects investigation work to begin in another part of the facility in the very near future.
This steel facility has been in operation since 1909, and covers approximately 1390 acres along the banks of the Ohio River. The facility is situated immediately adjacent to residential and commercial portions of the town of Weirton, West Virginia. ArcelorMittal Weirton Inc. has approximately 950 employees that reside in Weirton or the surrounding areas.
Steel processing operations were first conducted at the Weirton facility in 1909, and the operation expanded since that time. Iron-making, steel-making, hot and cold rolling, tin plating, chrome plating, and galvanizing are some of the primary manufacturing operations that were completed at the facility. Coke and coal tar byproducts were produced at two areas of the site (including an old coke plant on Browns Island) until 1982. Additional activities conducted onsite included a waste oil recovery plant, a hydrochloric acid regeneration plant, gas production facility, slag processing operations, and several wastewater treatment operations.
The main contaminants that are present in the soils, surface water and groundwater are polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), phenols, petroleum hydrocarbons such as benzene, toluene, and xylene, solvents, heavy metals and cyanide, and polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs).
- Some of the site’s key documents of interest are accessible below:
- Environmental Indicator Determination - Human Exposures [PDF, 9 pp, 52 KB, About PDF]
- Environmental Indicator Determination - Groundwater [PDF, 9pp, 50 KB, About PDF]
- All documents and reports regarding this facility also can be reviewed in person at these locations:
West Viriginia Dept of Enviromental Protection
Division of Waste Management
601 57th Street, SE
Charleston, WV 25304
Phone: (304) 926-0499
U.S. EPA Region III
Land & Chemicals Division - RCRA
1650 Arch Street-11th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19103
Call for an appointment.
- Submit a FOIA Request
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- The facility is in 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 the EPA Project Manager: Ms. Donna McCartney (215) 814-3427.