COKE PLANT DEMOLITION Former AK Steel Coke Plant To Begin Demolition
Reported by: Tiersa Davis
Web Producer: Jeff Morris
Reported: Oct. 29, 2012 11:49 AM EDT
Updated: Oct. 29, 2012 12:44 PM EDT
Ashland City Commissioner Kevin Gunderson Photo
, Boyd County
The former coke plant owned by AK Steel could begin demolition as early as Monday.
The Ashland Coke Plant in Ashland employed 263 people and closed in 2011.
AK Steel obtained a permit to level the plant and demolition could start Monday, Ashland City Commissioner Kevin Gunderson said. Gunderson said demolition could take until the summer of 2013 to complete. The hope is that the land could be used for future industrial use, he said.
The Associated Press reported the coke plant had been considered by the Environmental Protection Agency as non-compliant with the Clean Air Act for about three years before its closing.
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