Discharge contained hexavalent chromium, a toxic heavy metal that might be carcinogenic if ingested.
Expansion joint failed in a pipe, allowing wastewater to eventually flow into a waterway flowing into Lake Michigan.
Blamed on an expansion joint that failed in a pipe at the Indiana facility.
Proposal would preserve 2,100 jobs at the company’s facilities in Hamilton and Lake Erie.
Sale will release US Steel from all claims relating to environmental, pension and other liabilities.
Aim is to protect jobs, pensions and ongoing operations at the Hamilton and Lake Erie facilities.
Terms of the MOU are confidential until the court process allows them to be made public.
Union says ongoing problems at Essar Algoma, US Steel threatening up to 100,000 industry jobs.
Union is opposing company’s request for permission to stop paying certain benefits to retirees.
Unable to negotiate a sale of its Ontario operations or reach a restructuring agreement.
Steelworkers union and the City of Hamilton have filed a joint motion in Superior Court.
Five story building will be on site of former Penguins rink and will house 800 employees.
Ontario government agrees not to oppose amended plan.
Concerned about conditions attached to $185 million in temporary funding.
American parent company requires the $185 million loan be first to be repaid.