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Documents: U.S. Steel toxic leak 584 times allowable limit

PORTAGE — It’s too early to tell what, if any, actions will be taken against U.S. Steel for last month’s toxic release of a cancer-causing chemical into the Burns Waterway near Lake Michigan, IDEM said Wednesday.The company’s Midwest plant in Portage spilled nearly 300 pounds of hexavalent chromium into the Burns Waterway near Lake Michigan between April 11 and 12 — or 584 times the daily maximum limit allowed under state permitting laws, Indiana Department of Environmental Management documents show.

In the aftermath of the chemical spill in Portage, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is requiring U.S. Steel to take part in long-term water monitoring for hexavalent chromium, a toxic byproduct of industrial processes released hundreds of feet away from Lake Michigan due to a reported equipment failure, an agency spokesperson said this week.

Source: Documents: U.S. Steel toxic leak 584 times allowable limit | Lake County News | nwitimes.com

Is all the EPA going to do is require them to do a study? Is this the new EPA?

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