Suit Against U.S. Steel Nearing Settlement for Toxic Spills in Lake Michigan

The Midwest U.S. Steel Plant has been accused of discreetly spilling toxic chromium in the waters of Lake Michigan, reportedly violating the Clean Water Act. The Surfrider Foundation, a group of Lake Michigan surfers, filed suit against U.S. Steel Wednesday, as the University of Chicago’s Abrams Environmental Law Clinic investigates violations by the plant. The company announced that a settlement is imminent. Records show violations by the plant several times in the last four years, and a spill of nearly 300 pounds of hexavalent chromium last April (Chicago Tribune). 



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