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Nucor Steel

Year Submitted: 2008

Process: Oil Water Separations

Industry: Metal Fabrication

Wastes Reduced: Used Oil

Location: Jewett TX

No. of employees: 1000+

Contact: Kim Pritchard

Phone: 903 626 6273


In early 2000, Nucor was paying licensed oil haulers to recycle and/or properly dispose of used oil generated on site. Oil was being mixed with water/glycol in the shop work area lowering oil to little or no value.

P2 Application:

We were able to address this by educating our employees and contractors to the issue. Then giving them the tools to segregate high water content glycol from used oil in containers at the Lube Shop. The higher quality oil brings a higher market price.

  • Total Cost Savings: $1,526.00

Details of Reductions

Additional Information :

Benefits include:  Less oil water emulsions, cleaner shops, better employee morale and understanding knowing they are making less waste. Recently we sent out 5100 gallons of used oil to be paid at $o.41/gallon totalling $2091.00. Transport fees are $565.00 for a net total of $1526.00.

Source: TCEQ

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