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US Steel idles Indiana mill due to lack of ore
The Associated PressPosted: Saturday, April 5, 2014, 6:15 PM
GARY, Ind. (AP) - U.S. Steel has temporarily halted steelmaking at its massive northwestern Indiana mill because the ice-covered Great Lakes have cut off the mills access to vital iron ore.
The company says in a letter to its customers that it has idled the Gary Works complexs blast furnaces and steelmaking due to unprecedented ice conditions on the Great Lakes.
The Times of Munster reports ( ) that treacherous ice covering much of Lake Superior has prevented ships from hauling iron ore from Minnesotas Iron Range to northwestern Indiana steel mills.
The Gary Works complex is the nations largest steel mill, stretching seven miles along Lake Michigan. It can produce 7.5 million net tons of steel a year.
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