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Metal recovery plan falls through

Oct. 12, 2012 @ 12:43 AM

HUNTINGTON -- The city of Huntington won't be cashing in on a private company's efforts to recover alloys and byproducts from slag deposits at the old Deitz Hollow landfill in Guyandotte.

Huntington Municipal Development Authority Director Tom Bell says Harsco Corp. of Camp Hill, Pa., has concluded that a 1,200-ton sample of slag the company hauled from the landfill in August and analyzed at its processing plant does not contain enough alloy content to justify moving forward with the recovery process.

"They said they can't justify the expense and are not going to proceed at this time," Bell said. "If the price of certain alloys, particularly nickel, goes up, then it could be economically justifiable in the future."

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