Russian Miner Mechel Launches $30 Million USD Wastewater Treatment Plant

3 Jan 2013 by OOSKAnews Correspondent

Russia’s Chelyabinsk Metallurgical Plant, part of OAO Mechel, a leading Russian mining and steel group, has launched a new $30 million USD industrial wastewater treatment facility. The facility will mainly be used for extinguishing metallurgical coke, a carbon material used as a fuel and a reducing agent in smelting iron ore. Construction of the treatment facility is the final step in the second stage of a larger environmental project at the plant. “The new biochemical facility’s launch is part of Chelyabinsk Metallurgical Plant's long-term environmental protection program. It enables the company to deeply cleanse all of the wastewater produced by Mechel-Coke, which is used for slaking coke, and to significantly decrease waste emissions...

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