EAST CHICAGO, Ind. — An explosion has occurred in a slag pit in northwestern Indiana.
The blast at Lafarge North America in East Chicago Sunday afternoon was at a contractor’s facility at a mill that turns slag into cement, the (Northwest Indiana) Instances reported.
No accidents have been reported, mentioned Patricia Persico, a spokeswoman for Cleveland-Cliffs Indiana Harbor West.
The explosion was within the uncooked supplies part of the mill alongside Lake Michigan. A number of small fires on the mill needed to be extinguished.
Slag is a extremely unstable byproduct of steelmaking liable to exploding when combined with water, in accordance with the newspaper.
Persico mentioned current rain brought about the explosion.
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