The Environmental Law and Policy Center and the Hoosier Environmental Council have joined forces to sue Indiana steelmaker ArcelorMittal, which has allegedly accumulated more than 100 Clean Water Act violations in the last five years.
ArcelorMittal’s most recent violation occurred in August at its Burns Harbor plant, when the release of high amounts of ammonia and cyanide killed an estimated 3,000 fish. The plant is situated on the Little Calumet River, which flows into Lake Michigan.
According to the Midland Reporter-Telegram, the suit is calling for any necessary fines and penalties that will discourage the company from committing further violations.
The Hoosier Environmental Council’s environmental health and water policy director, Indra Frank, said the organizations are suing ArcelorMittal because the state and federal government have not taken steps to ensure these violations do not continue.
The full article from the Midland Reporter-Telegram is available here.
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