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    Environmental Sustainability

    Our steel leads many lives.

    Instead of blast furnaces, our mini mills are driven by electric arc furnaces, which use scrap as their main raw material. As a result, we recycle 1,200 pounds of steel every second, making Nucor the single largest recycler in North America. No one makes steel more sustainably.

    In fact, our EAFs save 1,705 kilowatt hours of electricity per ton.

    They also release 86 fewer lbs. of air pollutants per ton—or more than 2 million tons less pollution per year than blast furnaces.

    Over the long term, conserving raw materials, saving energy and reducing pollution is better for everyone. Just as employing a variety of energy sources is better for everyone.

    Bottom line? Our steel not only leads many lives, it’s making our lives better.