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US Steel: Environmental Matters (10-K) 1.

Executive Environmental Committee (comprised of US Steelworkers) meets regularly to review environmental issues and compliance. 2. Through the American Iron and Steel Institute, the Canadian Steel Produucers Association, and the World Steel and European Confederation of Iron and Steel Industries promote cost effective environmental strategies through the development of appropriate air, water, and climate change laws and regulations at the locals, state national and international level 3. Compliance to the laws CAA (air emissions), CWA (water discharges), RCRA (waste hazards, storage, disposal) , CERCLA (releases and remediation of hazardous substance) all cause a substantial increase in costs for USSC 4. Include Canada and Slovakia? Environmental Stewardship (USSC site) Basic Principles: 1. COMPLIANCE: listed above; compliance to ISO 14001, working to help other industries trying to comply with environmental rules and regulations (ie automotive industry, our steel will help them reach increasing fuel economy standards) 2. CONTINUOUS IMPROVEMENT: maximize use of materials while minimizing the environmental impact. a. Reduce: Reducing energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions. b. Reuse: using byproduct gasses produced in blast furnaces and coke ovens in place of other fuels (ie. Mon Valley Works (PA) recycles enough coke oven gasses and blast furnace gasses to provide on average more than 40 million mmbtu of electrical generation and thermal energy requirements, enough to power 400000 Americans annually) Water used in the steelmaking process reused in the form of steam to produce electricity Slag from the blast furnace are reused in other commercial applications such as road construction; other byproducts used in fertilizer, light oil, and tar by a variety of industries. c. Recycle: Steel is recycled; gives everyone an opportunity to practice environemental stewardship and recycling steel (in 2009 more than 103 million tons of steel were recycled in the US) 3. CONTINUED REDUCTION OF EMISSIONS: a. Even though the steel industry produces less than three percent of the worlds CO2, it is the position of U. S. Steel, the American Iron and Steel Institute and the WorldSteel Association that this amount can be decreased. And through active participation by the

global steel industry there has been a 33 percent reduction of greenhouse gas emissions by the industry since 1990, well beyond the Kyoto Protocol goals for that time frame. b. Reduce greenhouse gases through energy management i. Corporate Energy and CO2 Management Process Steering Committee and Corporate Energy and CO2 Management Team ii. Investing in technology to move the steelmaking process; In the United States the best available control technology is being utilized at the new coke batteries being built at our Clairton Plant, and at our Granite City Works we partnered with SunCoke Energy to build a byproduct recovery coke making system to provide both coke and energy for our facility. At our Gary Works, we have invested in break-through technology to develop a coke substitute for our blast furnaces. When operational, the program would be the first domestic application of its kind. iii. Incorporating other energy methods into our operations fleet of vehicles powered by compressed natural gas to daily plant operations in order to reduce emissions iv. Use of other renewable resouces wind; Minnesota Ore Operations Minntac facility has partnered with Minnesota Power to create the Taconite Ridge Energy Center, comprised of 10 wind turbines which produce 25 megawatts of power. 4. COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIPS: again listed above; invest in research and development efforts that will change the future of steel -> led to the establishment of the CO2 Breakthrough Program funds research programs trying to find new steelmaking technologies that do not emit CO2. a. US Dept of Energy and tahe US EPA promote enerfy efficiency and environmental stewardship (65 milin cost saving and reduction in CO2 production) \ i. EPAs ENERGY STAR program help Americans make informed decisions about energy use and sustainability b. Partnerships with Community and Environmental Stakeholders i. Freshwater Land Trust in Alabama -- As a result of this partnership, U. S. Steel sold 1,100 acres on Red Mountain to the Red Mountain Greenway and Recreational Area Commission at a significantly reduced price, as well as made a $1 million grant for infrastructure development. This is the largest philanthropic gift in U. S. Steels history and has moved Birmingham, Al. to the top of the nations ranking for public open space per resident in large cities, according to the Trust for Public Land. ii. Allow our employees to take an active personal part in improving the area in which they live and work (like what fracking does) iii. Wildlife Habitat Council, South Shore Clean Cities, Hamilton Childrens Water Festival, EKO