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No Injuries in Steel Mill Explosion

(East Chicago, IN) - No one was injured in an explosion at a steel mill in the region.


It happened yesterday afternoon at Cleveland-Cliffs Indiana Harbor West in East Chicago. The explosion produced a cloud of smoke seen more than 20 miles away.


Officials say rain in recent days caused the explosion. Slag, a byproduct of making steel, is prone to exploding when mixed with water. The industrial accident is under investigation.


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