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SOLE CUSTOMER OF MINE, IDLED BY STRIKE, PLANS TO SEEK NEW SOURCES OF PELLETS

 KEEWATIN, Minn., Sept. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- National Steel Pellet Company, idled by a strike since Aug. 1, today notified the United Steelworkers of America (USWA) and began notification of community officials that its sole customer, National Steel Corporation (NYSE: NS), has begun a search for alternate sources of pellets.
 The USWA represents about 600 striking workers at the iron ore mining and pelletizing operation, a wholly owned subsidiary of National Steel.
 Notification was made according to provisions of the federal government's Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notice Act (WARN).
 The pellet company said that it has been informed by National Steel that the steel producer expects to reach agreements with alternate sources within the next 60 to 90 days. Should this occur, National Steel Pellet said that it will idle all mining and processing operations for an indefinite period.
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 /CONTACT: Robert R. Toothman, media, 412-391-1469, or 219-273-7552, or Joseph A. Rainis, analysts, 219-273-7158 of National Steel/
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CO: National Steel Pellet Company; United Steelworkers of America;
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