CHICAGO (AP) - A
proposed settlement has been announced in a 2012 pollution lawsuit brought
by the federal government, Illinois, Indiana and Michigan against U.S. Steel
The Department of
Justice says in a Tuesday statement that, as part of a settlement, U.S.
Steel would reduce pollution at three iron and steel plants in the Midwest -
in Gary, Indiana; Ecorse, Michigan; and Granite City, Illinois.
filed in Hammond-based U.S. District Court for the Northern District of
Indiana is subject to final approval by a judge.
U. S. Steel would
spend nearly $2 million on seven environmental projects. That includes
removing light fixtures in schools containing toxic chemicals.
It also commits to
spending $800,000 on removing contaminated transformers at its Gary and
Ecorse facilities. Itíll pay a $2.2 million civil penalty.