Horsehead Corp. Fined For Pollution at Zinc Facility

The Horsehead Corporation has been fined $110,000 by the Department of Environmental Protection for violating air pollution regulations.

The company was given the penalty by for releasing pollutants into the air from several buildings at its zinc production facility in Potter Township, Beaver County.

The company was cited nine times between August 10th of 2005 and April 11 for releasing pollutants from equipment at the facility, according to the state agency.

In addition to its Monaca, Pennsylvania, headquarters, the company has operations in Bartlesville and in Texas, Illinois, Tennessee and elsewhere in Pennsylvania.

Horsehead turns zinc-containing dust into zinc and value-added zinc products. Key raw materials for the company include dust from the electric-arc furnaces used at steel minimills and residue from the galvanizing of metals.

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