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 CLEVELAND, Aug. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- LTV Steel's Cleveland Works significantly improved the environmental performance of its operations during 1992. According to Toxic Chemical Release Inventory (TRI) reports filed with the Environmental Protection Agency, LTV reduced its Cleveland Water releases by 56 percent, and air releases by 25 percent from 1991 levels. The company has reduced its Cleveland water releases by 83 percent and air releases by 58 percent since 1989. Essentially all these releases were allowed under LTV Steel's air and water permits.
 "This is the third consecutive year that the Cleveland Works has improved its environmental performance," said J. Peter Kelly, president and chief operating officer of LTV Steel.
 "Our commitment to continuous improvement pertains to our environmental performance as well as to product quality, customer satisfaction, employee safety, cost reduction and productivity," he said.
 The 1992 release of listed materials to Cleveland waterways and municipal water treatment plants decreased to 275,000 pounds, compared with 630,000 pounds in 1991. Cleveland air releases dropped to 372,000 pounds in 1992 versus 494,000 pounds the year before. Permitted releases to licensed landfills increased slightly in 1992 to 2.16 million pounds from 2.06 million pounds in 1991, reflecting a normal variation in the manganese content of raw materials and products.
 In total, the Cleveland Works reduced reportable releases 12.5 percent in 1992 to 2.8 million pounds from 3.2 million pounds in 1991. The 1992 improvements bring the total reduction of reportable releases to over 53 percent since 1989.
 LTV Steel reported an overall increase in reportable releases in 1992, reflecting the legal disposal of 5.3 million pounds of ammonium sulfate solution by the Pittsburgh Coke Plant in a federally licensed waste facility. Previously, ammonium sulfate solution, a by-product of the cokemaking process, was converted into fertilizer by the Pittsburgh plant and did not qualify as waste. The equipment used to crystallize the ammonium sulfate was taken out of service in 1991, necessitating off-site disposal of the material. A new crystallizer has been built and is currently being commissioned. Operation of this unit will virtually eliminate ammonium sulfate from the plant's waste stream.
 LTV Steel reported a total release of 12.4 million pounds of listed materials for 1992 -- 3 million pounds more than 1991. Excluding the permitted disposal of 5.3 million pounds of ammonium sulfate by the Pittsburgh Coke Plant, LTV's total releases would have declined by over 2.25 million pounds, or 24 percent.
 The LTV Corporation (NYSE: LTVWI) is a major American industrial company. Its subsidiaries are LTV Steel Company and LTV Energy Products Company. LTV Steel is the leading producer of high quality flat rolled steel for the automotive, appliance, service center and electrical equipment markets. The company also is a leading producer of welded pipe and tubing and tin mill products. LTV Energy Products Company is a leading manufacturer of oil field equipment and a distributor of industrial supplies.
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 /CONTACT: D. A. Kavulich, 216-429-6445, or M. R. Tomasch, 216-622-4635, both of LTV/

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