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Old 10-21-2013, 15:06   #1
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Obama's EPA causes last lead smelter to close...

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Doe Run workers to be cut at end of December


HERCULANEUM • About 145 employees of the Doe Run lead smelter have learned they will lose their jobs at the end of December because of the plant’s closure, the Doe Run Co. said Wednesday. An additional 73 contractor jobs also will be eliminated.

The job cuts were expected. The plant, which has operated for more than a century and is the lone remaining lead smelter in the United States, announced in 2010 that it will cease operations at the end of this year.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said the company “made a business decision” to shut down the smelter instead of installing pollution control technologies needed to reduce sulfur dioxide and lead emissions as required by the Clean Air Act.

The Doe Run Co. announced last year that it had dropped plans to build a new lead processing facility in Herculaneum that would have used a new, cleaner lead production technology. The company cited the

$100 million project as too financially risky.

Employees were notified of their future with the company or of their impending layoff between Sept. 30 and Oct. 8 in face-to-face meetings, said Tammy Stankey, a company spokeswoman.

The company will keep about 75 employees into 2014 to operate its refinery and strip mill and to prepare the property “for closure and repurposing.” It expects to have transferred 43 employees to other Doe Run divisions by this year’s end, according to a company statement.

Some operations, such as the water treatment plant, will operate indefinitely, and a maintenance staff will remain to “maintain essential facilities,” the company said.

The company said it had been working with employees for months to help them transition to new roles and had set up a career center to help with resume writing, interviewing and job searches.

“We have a very talented workforce and encourage businesses looking for dedicated, hardworking and skilled employees to contact us,” Gary Hughes, general manager of the smelter, said in the statement.
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Old 10-21-2013, 16:11   #2
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They'll do anything to outlaw bullets ...

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Old 10-21-2013, 19:07   #3
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They'll do anything to outlaw bullets ...

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Old 10-21-2013, 19:11   #4
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*They ... (Progressives) (Liberals) (Socialists) are working feverishly on all fronts attacking America.
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Old 10-21-2013, 19:34   #5
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Obama's EPA is being blamed for the Clean Air Act of 1990?

Cool.
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meanwhile lead smelters in other countries will be working extra to fill the void.
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Old 10-21-2013, 20:34   #7
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Obama's EPA is being blamed for the Clean Air Act of 1990?

Cool.
Do some research on this story.

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meanwhile lead smelters in other countries will be working extra to fill the void.
It only affects their air?
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I suspect they weren't hip on upgrading to be compliant because countries like China will happily smelt lead, refine steel, whatever and dump all the leftover crap in the nearest river.

But it's all Obama's fault.
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Old 10-21-2013, 21:47   #9
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Let the Chinese pollute themselves into financial extinction.

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I suspect they weren't hip on upgrading to be compliant because countries like China will happily smelt lead, refine steel, whatever and dump all the leftover crap in the nearest river.

But it's all Obama's fault.
**It is his fault...and his wacho Implants

"President Obama "filled in more pieces" of his second term leadership team yesterday, nominating a trio of new advisers to lead the Energy Department, Environmental "

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"Two of Obama’s new nominees will also focus on another second term priority – tackling the threat of "climate change". To head that effort, Obama promoted current EPA official Gina McCarthy to lead the agency and MIT scientist Ernest Moniz to run the Energy Department."

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Old 10-21-2013, 22:19   #11
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So, where will the Army and DHS get lead for their bullets?
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Old 10-21-2013, 22:39   #13
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**It is his fault...and his wacho Implants

"President Obama "filled in more pieces" of his second term leadership team yesterday, nominating a trio of new advisers to lead the Energy Department, Environmental "

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"Two of Obama’s new nominees will also focus on another second term priority – tackling the threat of "climate change". To head that effort, Obama promoted current EPA official Gina McCarthy to lead the agency and MIT scientist Ernest Moniz to run the Energy Department."

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http://www.concordmonitor.com/news/p...-environmental
Is English your second language? Because if it is I won't point out your horrid grammar and sentence structure.

That and the fact that you don't seem to make a lick of sense.

Are you having a problem with his choices of people to run the agencies?

Maybe you just need to take a nice relaxing dump.
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Old 10-21-2013, 23:28   #14
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What are you an unemployed english teacher?

To the OP: Yep anything they can do to hurt American industry he will do. Workin hard to get America to a 30 hour work week. Raise taxes on 90% of America, shut down any industry that would create jobs. As for lead I smelt my own and have plenty and can get plenty more, the EPA can go f''@# themselves!
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Old 10-22-2013, 05:14   #15
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So, where will the Army and DHS get lead for their bullets?
From the thirteen or so other refineries.
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... the EPA can go f''@# themselves!
Lead is nasty stuff. If you lived near one of the smelting plants you would be talking differently.
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Old 10-22-2013, 06:22   #17
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It is not just lead refineries, it is any plant with the ability to cast anything. If you pour molten anything into forms, you have been put out of business, or about to be, because of excessive regulations.

As a country, our ability to build things, is being systematically taken away.

You cannot protect yourself as a country, if all the foundries have been dismantled. Checkmate.

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Old 10-22-2013, 06:57   #18
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So where exactly do they intend to get bullets for the military now?
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So where exactly do they intend to get bullets for the military now?
Maobama expects them to put daisys in their gun barrels, and bow low ...

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From the thirteen or so other refineries.
None of which are located in the U.S.
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meanwhile lead smelters in other countries will be working extra to fill the void.
It's not just lead. We're becoming increasingly dependent on other countries to supply us with rare earth metals that are vital to defense, electronics and a number of things our lives depend on. China now controls 97% of rare earth metals production.

The EPA is just another weapon Obama is using to diminish the US to a third-world banana republic.
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None of which are located in the U.S.
Wrong.
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It is not just lead refineries, it is any plant with the ability to cast anything. If you pour molten anything into forms, you have been put out of business, or about to be, because of excessive regulations.
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What do you consider excessive? You must be a younger person who was not around before the EPA started saving lives.
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The obama creates more employment opportunities for Chinese workers.

We need to stop complaining about what the clown and his fools are doing it makes his moron followers angry.
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Old 10-24-2013, 12:23   #25
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Yeah...

The forum MO is hilarious.

Toss out a story that's not even remotely related to Obama. In fact, it's not even really about the EPA. Then blame Obama for baby seals getting clubbed or some such.

I mean, the dude's done enough questionable s**t that you could hit him on legit stuff if you had any sort of real research skills but that'd require work.

Businesses make decisions to stay in certain markets for a variety of reasons. As a rule, they don't disclose most of these to anyone but their board usually.

These guys are pulling a spotted owl here. They're probably shutting down an unprofitable wing of the company and using the EPA as a scapegoat so they can continue to garner public support.

If they've known about a need to be compliant over the last couple of decades and have done nothing to work towards that then it's pretty obvious they weren't planning on seriously complying. Maybe they were hoping a Republican admin would repeal the legislation.

The Clean Air Act is decades old. It's not like this just snuck up on anyone.
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