SunCoke's First Night of Charging 60 Ovens, Saturday, October 29, 2011

Around 8:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 29, 2011, SunCoke began charging (putting coal in the ovens) in 60 of their 100 ovens.  They began pushing (taking the coke out of the ovens) on Monday, October 31st around 3:00 a.m.  The remaining 40 ovens will be charged at a later date.  The photo and video (just a few minutes of what was ongoing) shows the emissions after they began charging.  Their EPA permit allows them to emit uncontrolled emissions for their first 40 days.  SunCoke's plan is to produce during overnight hours.

 

Photo attached of the skyline following the beginning of the charge.

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