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Old 03-11-2010, 02:55 PM
 
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http://www.epa.gov/reg5oh2o/uic/uicpub.htm

The EPA is about to grant ArcelorMittal a waste injection permit that will allow the company to dump “hazardous waste” for the next 10 years. The company apparently has an exemption from the federal ban on disposal of hazardous waste.

The EPA is on track to approve this permit and assures the public “the injected waste will not threaten underground sources of drinking water.”

ArcelorMittal said they will inject the waste in deep rock formations where it would stay for 10,000 years.

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Old 03-11-2010, 09:22 PM
 
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What do people who live around Chesterton and Burns Harbor think about this?

Post-Tribune link:
EPA to grant ArcelorMittal hazardous waste injection permit :: Local News :: Post-Tribune (http://www.post-trib.com/news/2070202,arcelormit-inject-225.article - broken link)
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Old 03-12-2010, 06:29 AM
 
Location: Turn Left at Greenland
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I think the good people who live up there are used to the polluters getting their way ...
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Old 03-12-2010, 07:14 AM
 
Location: Bloomington IN
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There are some industries in Indiana that seem to almost be "protected." Last year I had reason to complain about a business that was illegally operating a quarry and stone crushing business, (and harming an "at risk" watershed. In talking with a state worker, he said, "Well, in Indiana quarries are given lots of leeway. They provide jobs." Whooaaa!

In an odd sort of way, I glad to know that there is "equal opportunity" protection for the steel mills. (not that I like pollution, but NWI so often gets shafted by the state.)
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Old 04-03-2010, 08:20 PM
 
Location: The Region Yo
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If this is what I think it is, this is nothing more than a continuation of deep well injection that Inland had for decades. They pump spent pickle liquor (hydrochloric acid) deep,deep,deep underground.
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Old 04-04-2010, 10:20 PM
 
Location: Las Vegas
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If this is what I think it is, this is nothing more than a continuation of deep well injection that Inland had for decades. They pump spent pickle liquor (hydrochloric acid) deep,deep,deep underground.
More isn't always a good thing.
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Old 04-10-2010, 03:52 PM
 
Location: East Chicago, IN
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Pollution in NWI? Get the **** outta here.
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Old 04-10-2010, 09:59 PM
 
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@Cisab---your link to the trib no longer there but it's ok they are pumping it deep deep into rock formation... no worries
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