The Port Commission gave voestalpine an extension for settling its payment dispute with contractors.
The company Voestalpine says they are continuing its efforts to reduce the noise coming from its plant over in San Patricio County.
Tuesday evening, company representatives gave the Portland City Council an update. Neighbors first started complaining about the noise in 2016.
Since then, the company says it has spent more than a million in improvements to reduce the sound by half, and the company says it's not done.
Stefan Einfalt, the Chief Executive Officer with the Voestalpine Texas Group, says, "We will be continuing our efforts. I will not give up until we have exploited every possibility there is in order to mitigate this problem. I am committed to doing that."
Einfalt also told the City Council that the results from the latest rounds of decibel testing are due at the end of the month. Once Voestalpine has those results, they will analyze how they can further mitigate the sound and formulate a plan to move forward.
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