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ArcelorMittal Steel Plant In Indiana Accused Of Manipulating Test Results In Wake Of Chemical Spill – CBS Chicago

CHICAGO (CBS) — Indiana state regulators say the ArcelorMittal steel plant in Burns Harbor has been manipulating test results, following a toxic chemical spill that killed 3,000 fish in the Little Calumet River last summer. In a letter to the company, the Indiana Department of Environmental Management said ArcelorMittal has made a practice of redoing tests that showed violations, and using the new tests to replace those results, sometimes after they already had been reported to the state. “This practice is not allowable,” IDEM Deputy Director Rick Massoels wrote in the letter. Steelmaker ArcelorMittal accused of manipulating its required test ... Read more

Portage Lakefront and Riverwalk Beach At Indiana Dunes National Park Reopen Following Cyanide Spill – CBS Chicago

CHICAGO (CBS) — The National Park Service reopened the water for swimming at the Portage Lakefront and Riverwalk beach in the Indiana Dunes National Park Thursday. It also reopened all of the Little Calumet River within the national park. Both were shut down following a cyanide spill in the area last week. Hundreds of fish were killed as a direct result. The Little Calumet River feeds into the waterway, and the Indiana Department of Environmental Management said the fish were dying due to a cyanide and ammonia-nitrogen spill. The City of Portage blamed ArcelorMittal, a steel manufacturer with a large plant ... Read more