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Blast furnaces to restart after flooding at USS Gary Works mill

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GARY, Ind. (AP) - Blast furnace operations are expected to be restored at U.S. Steelís Gary Works mill several days after flooding at the facility.

The (Northwest Indiana) Times reports that the company hopes to bring its steel-making operations back online in the coming days.

U.S. Steel spokeswoman Amanda Malkowski says a service water leak was reported Wednesday near blast furnace operations and, as a precaution, the company stopped the furnaces and steel production.

United Steelworkers District 7 Director Mike Millsap said the leak was from a massive pipe that brings Lake Michigan water into the mill to cool furnaces and other steel-making equipment.

Crews worked over the Thanksgiving holiday to remove the water.


Posted 12/2/2019




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