PITTSBURGH, April 28, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, United States Steel Corporation (NYSE: X) issued the following statement regarding the process release at U. S. Steel's Midwest Plant in Portage, Ind., on April 11 and subsequent facility restart that concluded on April 17.
The company's statement follows:
"Following the controlled, phased and highly monitored restart at our Midwest Plant, we are maintaining continuous inspection and monitoring of expansion joints, ensuring they are checked every four hours and are working properly."
"Ongoing water sampling at the outfall shows that the facility has continued to be in compliance."
"We agreed to a long-term monitoring plan with the United States Environmental Protection Agency. This plan will assess Lake Michigan beaches and public water intake to continue to ensure there is no impact."
"We take all incidents very seriously and are fully committed to researching and taking corrective actions to prevent a future occurrence. We remain committed to protecting the environment, to the communities in which we operate and to the safety of our employees."
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SOURCE United States Steel Corporation