WTC Steel Recycled for Markets Abroad

Date: January 17, 2002

Source: News Room

Steel from the wreckage of the World Trade Center is destined for a new life in India and China, where it has been sent for recycling and is set to end up in new construction projects. One firm taking steel from the huge project to clear Ground Zero is New York's Metals Management, which has bought 70,000 tons of scrap from the ruined twin towers. Some of the steel has been shipped across the Pacific to Southeast Asia. Several vessels have already sailed from New York with consignments of scrap. Among them are the extremely dense steel girders from Ground Zero, which could finally yield 250,000 to 400,000 tons of scrap for recycling.

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