AK Steel Issued Multiple Notices of Violation by USEPA Region 5 - Most Recent on August 3, 2011
AK was just issued one of the attached Notices of Violation on August 3, 2011. Contained in the document are the following statements:
"From March, 2011 through June 1, 2011, AK Steel reported 1,556 exceedances of the twenty percent opacity limit, as a six-minute average, exiting the combustion stack at the Wilputte Battery."
"AK submitted records of Method 9 visible emissions observations conducted at the Wilputte Battery pushing operations for the period between August, 2006 and February 2, 2011. The records showed 2,390 exceedances of the twenty percent opacity limit for pushing operations read above the battery top."