NEW INFO: Huntington Mayor Says Special Metals Report Needs a Closer Look

By: The Associated Press; Amanda Barren Email
By: The Associated Press; Amanda Barren Email

UPDATE: 9/5/13 @ 11 p.m.
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- Huntington Mayor Steve Williams says more time is needed to look into a report that alleges sewer and industrial waste discharge violations against Special Metals.

The alloy plant in Huntington learned it is now facing $254,000 in city fines for the alleged infractions; some of which date back to 1999.

Mayor Williams sat down with the Company's CEO on Thursday.

Williams tells WSAZ.com that as a result of the meeting both sides are going to look at the report to get a better understanding of why the violations took more than a decade to come to light.

The Huntington Sanitary Board proposed the fine. The proposed fines include $200,000 for failing to address nine unspecified violations between 2003 and February 2013, and for failing to address problems in a facility at the plant.

Williams told WSAZ.com hursday night that Special Metals is a "valued" business in the city of Huntington.

Williams says there is research that needs to be done on the City's end before moving forward in this situation.

ORGINIAL STORY 9/3/13
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) - Special Metals' alloy plant in Huntington is facing $254,000 in city fines for alleged sewer and industrial waste discharge violations.

Some of the allegation violations date back to 1999. The Huntington Sanitary Board proposed the fine. The Board's staff and Mayor Steve Williams are scheduled to meet with plant officials this week to discuss the alleged violations.

The proposed fines include $200,000 for failing to address nine unspecified violations between 2003 and February 2013, and for failing to address problems in a facility at the plant.

A spokesman for Special Metals' parent, Precision Castparts Corp., didn't immediately return a telephone message Tuesday morning.


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