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ArcelorMittal Must Prove it Made Corrections

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INDIANA HARBOR - ArcelorMittal now has to prove that it made the corrections listed in an inspection report and the company must submit future compliance plans.  That's after a complaint led state inspectors to find multiple violations in water sample collection and handling procedures at the steel mill that released cyanide and ammonia into the Little Calumet River last year.  

According to the "Indiana Environmental Reporter," State inspectors found multiple violations in water sample collection and handling procedures at a laboratory contracted by the mill and the state to test water samples.

IDEM inspectors visited the Microbac facility in Merrillville June 22 and found multiple violations of federal guidelines that establish test procedures for pollutant analysis. The violations could have skewed analysis results.

The inspectors gave the lab procedures an “unsatisfactory” rating, the agency’s lowest.