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Nucor Granted Air Permit for West Virginia Sheet Mill

Written by Laura Miller

Nucor has been granted final approval for a construction permit, clearing the way for the building of its $2.7 billion, three million tons per year sheet mill in Mason County, W.Va.


The West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection’s Division of Air Quality issued the air permit to Nucor on May 5, noting that “all available information indicates Nucor Steel West Virginia LLC’s proposed construction of a new sheet steel mill near Apple Grove, Mason County, W.Va., will meet the emission limitations and conditions set forth in the final permit and will comply with all currently applicable state and federal air quality management rules and standards.”

Added to the final permit were requirements for annual slag testing and restricted access to the facility’s premises. The LMF emission rate was also corrected to 0.005 lb-VOC/ton-steel.

The annual production capacity of Nucor’s West Virginia minimill is expected to be 1.1 million tons of galvanized products, 800,000 tons of cold-rolled products, 750,000 tons of hot-rolled coil, and 350,000 tons of pickled and oiled (P&O) material. Production is slated to begin in 2024.

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