FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 30, 2020

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Lone Star Industries Inc. receives final hazardous waste permit to continue fuel-blending operations

Lone Star Industries Inc. receives final hazardous waste permit to continue fuel-blending operations

JEFFERSON CITY, MO, JAN. 30, 2020 – The Missouri Department of Natural has issued a final hazardous waste permit for the Lone Star Industries, Inc. facility.

Lone Star, doing business as Buzzi Unicem USA, Incorporated, operates a commercial hazardous waste storage and treatment facility at the site, located at 2524 S. Sprigg St. in Cape Girardeau. Lone Star operates a dry process cement kiln at the site, which produces clinker, the main ingredient in Portland cement. Lone Star also operates a commercial hazardous waste storage and treatment facility at the site. Lone Star uses coal, petroleum coke, tires, and other nonhazardous alternative fuels to heat its kiln, but supplements its fuel needs with a variety of liquid and solid hazardous waste-derived fuels. Lone Star’s hazardous waste fuel program includes receiving, sampling, off-loading, storing, and processing the liquid and solid hazardous wastes received at the facility. The liquid hazardous wastes are blended with other hazardous waste to achieve the desired fuel characteristics. The resulting wastes are stored in tanks until fed to Lone Star’s rotary kiln as liquid fuel.

Lone Star has been operating at the site under a department-issued Missouri Hazardous Waste Management Facility Part I Permit and a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)-issued Hazardous and Solid Waste Amendments Part II Permit. On February 10, 2009, Lone Star submitted a permit application to the department and EPA to renew and update its existing hazardous waste permits.

No comments were made on the draft Part I Permit during the public comment period. Any parties adversely affected or aggrieved by the department’s decision to issue the final Part I Permit or by specific conditions of the final Part I Permit may be entitled to pursue an appeal before the Administrative Hearing Commission by filing a written petition by March 2, 2020, as more fully described on page 6 of the final Part I Permit.

The final Part I Permit and additional information are available online at dnr.mo.gov/env/hwp/permits/notices or at the Cape Girardeau Public Library, 711 N. Clark St., Cape Girardeau. For more information about the final Part I Permit or to obtain a written copy of the final Part I Permit for review, contact Mr. Nathan Kraus, PE, Missouri Department of Natural Resources, Hazardous Waste Program, P.O. Box 176, Jefferson City, MO 65102-0176, 573-751-3154 or 800-361-4827, or by email at nathan.kraus@dnr.mo.gov. Hearing- and speech-impaired individuals may reach Kraus through Relay Missouri at 800-735-2966.

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