A Mon Valley industrial site and a statewide environmental group are negotiating to resolve perceived environmental issues instead of having the issues settled in court.

PennEnvironment had filed a suit against ArcelorMittal Monessen in 2015 alleging that the company has at times failed to operate the desulfurization plant to remove hydrogen sulfide from the coke oven gas.

ArcelorMittal is required to run the desulfurization plant when making coke, according to its operating permit.

ArcelorMittal Monessen, which produces coke and related by-products, and PennEnvironmental have asked a U.S. District Court magistrate in Pittsburgh to stay all activity in the case until September, allowing them to work on a solution without court intervention during that time.

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