WELLAND, ON, Jan. 31 /CNW/ - Lakeside Steel Inc. (TSX-V: LS) ("Lakeside Steel") today announced that the PCB materials previously stored onsite at the Welland, Ontario, facility of its wholly-owned subsidiary, Lakeside Steel Corporation ("Lakeside"), have been removed in accordance with the Company's previously announced environmental remediation plan.

The Company engaged Bennett Environmental in July 2010 to remove the approximately 10,500 tonnes of PCB impacted material that was securely stored in tanks on Lakeside's property in Welland. The project is funded through cash flow and the Company intends to remove the remaining portion of the $5.9 million environmental liability from its balance sheet.

Ron Bedard, President and CEO of Lakeside, commented that, "The completion of this remediation project marks another important step in our continuing efforts to both remain environmentally responsible in the operation of our business and to improve our balance sheet. We are very pleased to put this legacy issue from the former Stelpipe era behind us. Removing the environmental liability from our balance sheet provides a clearer picture of the current financial position of the Company, and eliminates what has long been an item of concern for investors."

About Lakeside Steel Inc.
Lakeside Steel is a 2010 TSX Venture Exchange 50 company and the parent company of Lakeside.  Lakeside, located in Welland, Ontario, is a diversified steel pipe and tubing manufacturer with a focus on manufacturing and upgrading Oil Country Tubular Goods. Lakeside's list of customers includes large oil and gas end users as well as distributors across North America.

Lakeside Steel also indirectly wholly-owns Lakeside Steel Alabama which will be a diversified steel pipe manufacturer strategically situated in the southern United States on successful completion of the construction of the new facility in Thomasville, Alabama. Construction of the Alabama facility is currently underway.

This press release may contain forward-looking statements with respect to the Company, its operations, strategy, financial performance and condition. These statements generally can be identified by use of forward looking words such as "may", "will", "expect", "estimate", "anticipate", intends", "believe" or "continue" or the negative thereof or similar variations. The actual results and performance of the Company discussed herein could differ materially from those expressed or implied by such statements. Such statements are qualified in their entirety by the inherent risks and uncertainties surrounding future expectations. Important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from expectations include, among other things, general economic and market factors, competition, changes in government regulations and the factors described under "Risk Factors" in the Management's Discussion and Analysis and Filing Statement of the Company which are available at The cautionary statements qualify all forward-looking statements attributable to the Company and persons acting on their behalf. Unless otherwise stated, all forward-looking statements speak only as of the date of this press release and the Company has no obligation to update such statements.

Neither TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release. Lakeside Steel was recognized as a TSX Venture 50® company in 2010. TSX Venture 50 is a trade-mark of TSX Inc. and is used under license.

SOURCE Lakeside Steel Inc.

For further information:

Ron Bedard
President & Chief Operating Officer
Lakeside Steel Inc.
(905) 735-7473 ext. 7294
Fax: (905) 735-8896
  Ken Hunter
Chief Financial Officer
Lakeside Steel Inc.
(905) 735-7473 ext. 7218
Fax: (905) 735-9069

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