Mittal air emissions on the rise

Mittal Steel's Cleveland Works air emissions have gone up by 206% from 2003 to 2004, according to the latest TRI (Toxic Release Inventory) figures submitted by the company to the Ohio EPA. The Toxic Release Inventory is a database of toxic chemical emissions into the air, land, and water in the United States. Zinc, cadmium, and copper air discharges from Mittal Steel all increased dramatically. The reopening of the West Side Works at the beginning of 2004 is partly responsible for the overall rise in emissions. Offsite land disposal also increased as the company expands its onsite landfills.

TRI data (18 kb excel doc)

Ohio Citizen Action conducted swipe sampling of homes in the neighborhoods surrounding Mittal Steel in May and tested for seven of the metals listed in the emissions report (barium, cadmium, chromium, copper, manganese, vanadium, and zinc). Our sampling found these metals present at each of the homes. Zinc showed up in the highest concentrations, coinciding with the fact that it is the metal released in the greatest amounts from the facility.

Join Us at the Tremont Arts and Cultural Festival

Come to the Tremont Arts and Cultural Festival September 17th and 18th and visit our table-top steel mill! Learn more about the air pollution campaign with the Mittal Steel Cleveland Works and check out the fun activities for the kids. The festival will be at Lincoln Park, which is located on Starkweather between West 14th and West 11th streets in Tremont. It runs on Saturday, from 11am to 6 pm and Sunday from noon to 5pm.