BURNS HARBOR, Ind.
(AP) - State regulators are overseeing the cleanup of about 10,000 gallons
of an ammonia waste that spilled at ArcelorMittal’s Burns Harbor steel mill
in northwestern Indiana.
The liquid waste
called ammonia liquor spilled onto the ground Tuesday during a fire and
power outage at the mill.
Indiana) Times reports that ArcelorMittal crews contained the spill and have
been working on a cleanup under the supervision of the Indiana Department of
Barry Sneed says ammonia liquor is a waste byproduct from ammonia scrubbing
operations associated with the coke production.
ArcelorMittal reported Thursday that two environmental response companies
were vacuuming up the liquid and placing it in tanks at the mill complex
along Lake Michigan, about 20 miles (32 kilometers) southeast of Chicago.