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ATI-Allegheny Ludum Harrison plant to get more lenient air pollution permits

Allegheny Technologies Inc. could get more lenient air pollution permits for its steel mill in Harrison but still has to pay $50,000 in fines for violating its existing permits, according to a consent agreement filed Monday in Allegheny County Court.

The settlement between the Allegheny County Health Department and ATI Flat Rolled Products LLC and Allegheny Ludlum LLC sparked outrage among four activist groups that previously announced plans to sue Allegheny Ludlum in federal court. The planned suits were over emissions from its two electric arc furnaces used in the production of the plant’s specialty steel products.

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