operations are reused or recycled, ArcelorMittal USA CEO John Brett said. Sustainability is a core value to ArcelorMittal and guided by 10 sustainable development outcomes including the efficient use of resources and high recycling rates. ArcelorMittal officials did not have specifics on how much coal tar is produced at its coke ovens. Both companies have international presence. (visit the website) Pittsburgh-based Koppers has facilities located in North America, South America, Australasia, China and Europe, while ArcelorMittal has steel and mining interests in 60 countries and an industrial footprint in 19 countries. For Koppers there has been a transition away from some aspects of coal tar production and distillation. At the same time as its announcement of a deal with ArcelorMittal, Koppers also said it had closed on a long-term lease of its Follansbee, West Virginia, coal tar distillation facility to ORV Fuels LLC. Under the agreement, Koppers officials said ORV has approximately two years to convert the facility to operate as a distiller of light crude oil. Koppers plans within a year to cease naphthalene refining activities there but would continue to use the site as a distribution terminal during ORVs lease. Ball said that move is part of a strategy to have one fully integrated chemical processing plant in Stickney, Illinois, in order to greatly improve our safety, environmental and operating performance. Last summer Koppers made moves on both sides of the Atlantic, one of which capped a decision announced for Allegheny County in January. Koppers coal tar distillation activities at the Clairton plant were substantially discontinued at the end of July 2016, Franklin said. The closing of that plant, which could draw on coal tar from the U.S.
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