Industrial Safety / Fluid Handling

U.S. Steel: Failed pipe apparently caused chemical spill into Lake Michigan tributary

By the Associated Press via WDIO

Apr 12, 2017

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U.S. Steel says a failed pipe apparently caused a spill at the company's Portage, IN, plant that sent a potentially carcinogenic chemical into a Lake Michigan tributary.

The failure allowed wastewater from an electroplating treatment process that contains hexavalent chromium to flow into the wrong wastewater treatment plant and eventually enter Burns Waterway through a drainage pipe.