Orange Smoke Seen Over USS Gary Works

A plume of orange smoke was reported over the weekend at US Steel’s Gary Works in Indiana, according to the Times of Northwest Indiana (NWI).

The Indiana Department of Environmental Management is investigating the incident, according to NWI.

No production issues were associated with the situation, a spokesperson for the Pittsburgh-based steelmaker told SMU.

“We are investigating the opacity concern from this weekend. There were no significant operational issues or injuries at Gary Works,” the spokesperson added. “Safety and environmental performance remain our top priorities.”

Gary Works, US Steel’s largest manufacturing plant, has an annual raw steelmaking capability of 7.5 million tons, according to the company’s website.

By Ethan Bernard,

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