Apr 5 2008
08:05 am
By: WhitesCreek

No..It's not the Balkan version of our state song, it's Horsehead Corporation news in Rockwood:

The Rockwood, Tennessee waelz kiln, which we brought on-line at the beginning of 2008, is expected to ramp up during the first quarter. Engineering, site selection and incentive negotiations are underway for a new EAF dust processing facility in the Carolinas. This,along with other projects, will enable us to use more low-cost feed for zinc production. We also expect to bring 10,000 additional tons of zinc oxide capacity on-line during the second quarter of 2008."

Looks like the company is doing pretty well, judging from their financial report. Reckon they can spend a little money on their emissions now? With reduced air quality sampling under the Bush administration it is hard to know how they are doing in that respect.

Here's the financial report at least.

Lost Medicaid Funding

To date, the failure to expand Medicaid / TennCare has cost the State of Tennessee ? in lost federal funding.