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Steel Plant Spills Cyanide, Ammonia Into River

Locales on Little Calumet River, Lake Michigan unhappy with late notice

(Newser) - What took so long? That's what residents and municipalities on the Little Calumet River and nearby Lake Michigan are wondering in regard to notification of a chemical spill into the water, reports CBS Chicago . The ArcelorMittal steel plant has apologized for the leak of cyanide and ammonia into the... More »

7 in Critical Condition, Dozens Hospitalized After Chemical Spill

37 hospitalized after anhydrous ammonia spills in Illinois

(Newser) - A tractor was towing a pair of 2-ton tanks of anhydrous ammonia in Beach Park, Ill., around 4:30am Thursday, and somehow the chemical spilled—creating a toxic plume over the area and sending 37 people to the hospital. At least seven of those people are in critical condition with... More »

'Freaked Out' Scientist Finds Formaldehyde in W. Virginia Water

He tells lawmakers that he's not drinking it

(Newser) - Scientists have found trace amounts of formaldehyde in water from Charleston, West Virginia, weeks after a huge chemical spill. After two chemicals from Freedom Industries leaked into the Elk River around Jan. 9, about 300,000 local residents were quickly told not to drink the water running through their pipes.... More »

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