More ice-breaking capacity said needed

Apr 18, 2014 | 05:39 PM | Michael Cowden

Tags  ArcelorMittal SA, lawmakers, bill, waterways, Great Lakes, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Congress, Lake Superior Michael Cowden

CHICAGO — ArcelorMittal SA wants U.S. lawmakers to push ahead with a bill aimed at bolstering the nation’s ice-breaking capacity and to repair and update its waterways in the wake of one of the worst winters in decades.

Luxembourg-based ArcelorMittal, the world’s largest steelmaker, wants Congress to move ahead with the Water Resources Development Act, which the company believes will provide “crucial funding” to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ efforts to modernize U.S. waters, a company spokeswoman said in an e-mail to AMM.....

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