Mittal Steel USA confirms furnace breakout at Burns Harbor plant

Dec 15, 2006 | 09:26 AM | Scott Robertson

Blast furnace problems at the Burns Harbor, Ind., plant of Mittal Steel USA Inc., Chicago, are continuing, with a plan to take down a furnace for maintenance ultimately resulting in the need for more work.

The company experienced at least one—and possibly as many as three—breakouts on the C blast furnace at the plant Thursday. The breakout(s) occurred as the furnace was being brought back up after it had been taken down for routine maintenance.....

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