Indiana Steel Mill Waste Clean-Up Deal Raises Questions

"A settlement reached between environmentalists, the state's pollution regulators and the state's largest steel mill raises questions about the agency's actions -- and invites scrutiny of its leader."

"INDIANA DUNES STATE PARK -- White-capped waves splashed along Lake Michigan's sandy shoreline, where dozens of families played one recent afternoon in the summer sun.

But just to the west, behind the bikinis, board shorts and sandcastles -- next to one of Indiana's most pristine natural landscapes -- looms a smokestack, towers and girders.

Here lies one of the largest steel mills in the United States -- and heaps of waste that environmentalists long have considered among their most troubling concerns in Indiana."

Ryan Sabalow reports for the Indianapolis Star July 25, 2012.

Source: Indianapolis Star, 07/26/2012