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U.S. Steel Ferrous Chloride Release

1 Quality Dr, Ecorse, MI 48229, USA | 2017-May-08

Initial Notification: On May 8th, 2017, the USCG reported that US Steel in Ecorse, MI release 11,000 gals of a ferrous chloride solution from a storage tank. Secondary containment was reported to have contained much of the spill, but some material entered a manhole cover that leads to the Detroit river.

Incident Details
Primary threat:Chemical
Products of concern:Ferrous Chloride
Total amount at risk of spill: 11000 gallons
Latitude (approximate): 42° 17.25′ North
Longitude (approximate): 83° 6.56′ West