ArcelorMittal welcomes dredging plan

Jun 27, 2012 | 04:37 PM | Corinna Petry

Tags  ArcelorMittal, Indiana Harbor and Ship Canal, Army Corps of Engineers, East Chicago Waterway Management District, Ellen Gregory, dredging, contaminated sediment, disposal facility Corinna Petry

CHICAGO — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is slated to start dredging operations at the Indiana Harbor and Ship Canal in September, an Army Corps spokeswoman confirmed to AMM this week.

The project is eagerly welcomed by ArcelorMittal USA Inc., which has a facility on the waterway and expects to more efficiently receive material as a result of the project.

"The dredging is critical to ArcelorMittal’s operations," a spokeswoman for the Chicago-based steelmaker told AMM, noting that the company had been lightening vessels for years so they could safely navigate the waterways. "The overdue dredging will allow vessels to safely maintain normal volumes, thus reducing the number of trips a vessel must make to complete shipment."....

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