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ArcelorMittal Burns Harbor

Cook County, IL, USA | 2019-Aug-16

Initial Notification: The USCG Sector Chicago was notified of an on-going release of "free cyanide" from the ArcelorMittal facility in Gary, Indiana from their holding lagoon to the Little Calumet River. Sector contacted NOAA for support information on 16 Aug 2019.

Incident Details
Primary threat:Chemical
Products of concern:Cyanide
Latitude (approximate): 42° 1.00′ North
Longitude (approximate): 87° 15.00′ West