United States Steel Corporation announced today it has reached agreements to supply iron ore pellets to third-party customers. U. S. Steel will adjust its iron ore pellet production in order to take full advantage of these business opportunities. Included in the adjustments is a restart of the Keetac Plant in Keewatin, Minn. Employee callbacks at Keetac will begin in early January 2017, and the company anticipates production will begin in March 2017. The Keetac Plant, which has an annual production capacity …

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PITTSBURGH, Dec. 29, 2016 — United States Steel Corporation (NYSE: X) announced today it has reached agreements to supply iron ore pellets to third-party customers. U. S. Steel will adjust its iron ore pellet production in order to take full advantage of these business opportunities. Included in the adjustments is a restart of the Keetac Plant in Keewatin, Minn. Employee callbacks at Keetac will begin in early January 2017, and the company anticipates production will begin in March 2017. The …

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The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) recently released a draft water quality permit for Minntac’s tailing basin. As the people who live, work, and raise families on the Iron Range, the Iron Ore Alliance cares about our region’s pristine environment. We appreciate the many workers and vendors who are participating in the public comment period for the MPCA’s draft permit, which is taking place through Friday, December 16. This is an opportunity to help others understand our record as an …

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The Range Association of Municipalities and Schools (RAMS) board of directors passed a resolution on October 27, 2016 calling for two things as the MPCA considers a new wild rice sulfate standard. 1. The RAMS resolution called for hearings in Greater Minnesota so that residents, community leaders, and business owners can participate in the process. 2. The group also asked that the timing of the cost analysis and the implementation of the rule be aligned so that the public can formulate …

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We are grateful to have had the opportunity to address the Laurentian Vision Partnership at its meeting on Oct. 19 . The IOA shares many priorities with this diverse group of regional stakeholders, such as sustaining good jobs, fostering economic growth, and protecting our environment. As part of a joint initiative of U. S. Steel and USW that formed in February 2013 to provide a united, bipartisan voice on issues that impact iron mining, we shared an update about our work. The …

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