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$2B waterway through Deep South yet to yield promised boom

Sep. 16, 2019 2:37 PM EDT

EPES, Ala. (AP) — More than a century in the making, the 234-mile (376-kilometer) Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway was supposed to fulfill a dream of "orderly growth and prosperity" when it opened in 1985, snaking its way through the poor, rural Deep South. It hasn't worked out that way. Delayed for decades by...

Central Indiana steel distribution center being shut down

Sep. 13, 2019 5:40 AM EDT

ANDERSON, Ind. (AP) — An official says a central Indiana steel distribution center will be shutting down and putting up to 50 people out of work. Anderson economic development director Greg Winkler says he met this week with workers at Mill Steel's facility, offering to help them find jobs with other...

Boaters slow to return Indiana beaches after cyanide spill

Sep. 1, 2019 9:46 AM EDT

PORTAGE, Ind. (AP) — Boating enthusiasts have been slow to return to the Lake Michigan shoreline in northwestern Indiana after a chemical spill killed thousands of fish and prompted the temporary closure of beaches. ArcelorMittal issued an apology Aug. 16 for the cyanide and ammonia spill that occurred...

Mental health treatment sought for man who climbed furnace

Aug. 28, 2019 12:56 PM EDT

BETHLEHEM, Pa. (AP) — A man who climbed atop a rusting, disused blast furnace, prompting evacuation of an arts and entertainment venue at the site, will remain in prison amid negotiations over providing him with mental health treatment, authorities said Wednesday. Defense attorney Rory Driscole said at a...

Editorials from around Pennsylvania

Aug. 28, 2019 10:17 AM EDT

Recent editorials of statewide and national interest from Pennsylvania's newspapers: Rational policy steps lawmakers should take The Citizen's Voice Aug. 27 It seems appropriate that the political division responsible for the Pennsylvania government's inertia often is described relative to Interstate Route 80,...

Park Service reopens Indiana beaches after cyanide spill

Aug. 23, 2019 7:44 AM EDT

PORTAGE, Ind. (AP) — The National Park Service has reopened beaches in northwestern Indiana, more than a week after a spill of cyanide and ammonia from a steel factory along Lake Michigan. The agency says three consecutive days of tests have been positive, including two days with no detection of cyanide....

China's rust belt looks abroad as growth slows, tariffs bite

Aug. 21, 2019 11:21 PM EDT

YINGKOU, China (AP) — From Thailand to Kenya, trains run on tracks from steel mills in China's northeast, a rust-belt region that is trying to capitalize on a multibillion-dollar national initiative to build ports, railways and other projects abroad. Announced in 2012, the Belt and Road Initiative is...

Indiana steel dust recycling project dropped amid opposition

Aug. 21, 2019 1:08 PM EDT

MUNCIE, Ind. (AP) — The developers of a proposed steel dust recycling plant have dropped plans for the central Indiana project following a wave of local opposition the company blamed on a "campaign of misinformation." Muncie officials announced Tuesday that the city and Waelz Sustainable Products had...

Steel mill sorry for spill that killed fish, closed beaches

Aug. 17, 2019 2:43 PM EDT

PORTAGE, Ind. (AP) — A steel company apologized for a spill of cyanide and ammonia that led to a fish kill and prompted the closure of beaches along Lake Michigan. ArcelorMittal issued a statement Friday night saying it "apologizes and accepts responsibility for the incident from the Burns Harbor...

Mayor: Officials waited days to warn of lake chemical spill

Aug. 16, 2019 3:32 PM EDT

PORTAGE, Ind. (AP) — An Indiana mayor accused state environmental officials Friday of waiting several days before notifying his city about a steel mill's spill of cyanide and another chemical that led to a fish kill and prompted the closure of beaches along Lake Michigan. Portage Mayor John Cannon said the...