U.S. Steel on Friday reported a “light, intermittent oil sheen” at one of the outfalls at its Midwest Plant in Portage, Ind. It’s the company’s second chemical spill into Lake Michigan in less than three weeks.
But U.S. Steel isn’t the only company dealing with this issue. The nearby ArcelorMittal steel plant dumped excess ammonium and cyanide into a river that leads into Lake Michigan last month.
Morning Shift talks to WBEZ’s Michael Puente for more on the chemical spills in Northwest Indiana and how it could impact wildlife in Lake Michigan.
GUEST: Michael Puente, WBEZ Northwest Indiana reporter
LEARN MORE: Indiana American shuts down intake after 2nd oil release in 3 weeks at U.S. Steel in Portage (The Times of Northwest Indiana 9/6/19)