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US - Gerdau Special Steel North America in EPA list of emitters

Gerdau Special Steel North America released this statement on being on a statewide list of large facilities that emit greenhouse gases:

"Gerdau is encouraged by the US Environmental Protection Agency’s decision to publicly release industrial emission figures on line for the first time. This reflects data provided by Gerdau to the federal agency in keeping with its commitment to transparency and corporate responsibility. While the EPA does not set specific limits for carbon dioxide emissions, Gerdau complies with the requirement to measure and report such emissions, and has implemented efforts to continue to reduce them through productivity efficiencies in the steelmaking process at all mills, including those in Michigan. Gerdau is committed to maintaining environmental standards in all the communities in which the company operates."

Gerdau was one of Five Jackson area facilities are on a statewide list of large sites that emit greenhouse gases, according to data released by the US Environmental Protection Agency this week.

For the first time, the EPA released greenhouse gas data reported from large facilities and suppliers across the US economy for 2010 through its greenhouse gas reporting program. The EPA released an interactive map of greenhouse gas emissions from large facilities. Gerdau Special Steel North America, 3100 Brooklyn Road, reported 53,089 tonnes of emissions.

Sourced from mlive.com

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