Department of Environmental Management will hold an open house on U.S. Steel
Corporation’s draft permit renewal for its Midwest Plant’s hazardous waste
landfill, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 27, at the Portage Public
Library, 2665 Irving St. in Portage.
The public will
have the opportunity at the open house to ask questions of IDEM regarding
the permitting process, the draft decision, and other relevant issues.
U.S. Steel is apply
for a renewal of its permit to operate an on-site hazardous waste landfill
for the disposal of wastewater treatment sludge from electroplating
operations. Constituents of concern in the sludge are cadmium, chromium,
lead, nickel, silver, and cyanide. “Although the sludge is an F006 listed
hazardous waste, it does not exhibit any characteristic toxicity,” IDEM
The public may send
written comments to Robert Marshall, IDEM, Office of Land Quality, 100
Senate Ave., IGCN 1154, Indianapolis, IN 46204-2251
Or call (800)
451-6027 or (317) 232-4534.