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U.S. Steel Lake Michigan Shoreline Sampling Project

U.S. Steel, as part of a settlement of an enforcement action, United States et al. v. U. S. Steel Corp., will perform water quality sampling at each of the seven sampling locations below on a monthly basis from October 1 through April 30. From May 1 through September 30, U.S. Steel will perform water quality sampling on a weekly basis for locations 5-7 and twice weekly for locations 1-4.

U.S. Steel Sampling Map

The sampling locations are:

  1. Burns Ditch
  2. Burns Ditch / Lake Michigan Mixing Zone
  3. Kemil Beach
  4. Indiana Dunes Beach – Western Area
  5. Michigan City
  6. Vicinity of American Water Intake – Gary
  7. Vicinity of American Water Intake – Ogden

At each location, U.S. Steel will sample for hexavalent chromium, total chromium, cyanobacteria (blue-green algae), E. Coli, pH, total suspended solids, temperature, and transparency.