Deal Proposed in 3-State Pollution Suit Against US Steel

Nov 22, 2016

A proposed settlement has been announced in a 2012 pollution lawsuit brought by the federal government, Illinois, Indiana and Michigan against U.S. Steel Corporation.  The Department of Justice says, 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.

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. It'll pay a $2.2 million civil penalty.