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Andrea Walker reports that Sparrows Point, the big steel mill in Baltimore County, may change hands again. The trades are reporting and the Steelworkers are confirming that present owner Severstal send out bid packets for its U.S. assets. Last month Nucor CEO Dan Dimicco was asked by an analyst about buying the plant.

Sparrows' integrated steelmaking (they smelt the iron from ore) and port would have blended well with Nucor's operations, which are dominated by minimills that melt scrap. For Nucor, one of the "negatives" cited by Dimicco is the presence of the United Steelworkers. None of Nucor's plants is unionized.

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