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Minor Steel Spill at AK Steel Ford River Rouge

Written by Sandy Williams

A molten steel spill at the AK Steel Ford River Rouge complex required containment by firefighters early Monday morning.

“At about 2 a.m. today (Sept. 17), Dearborn Works experienced a small spill of iron from a rail car. There were no injuries and no impact to customers,” said a spokesperson for AK Steel.

Dearborn Deputy Fire Chief Joey Thorington said damage was minimal. Firefighters were unable to extinguish the blaze, but contained it until it died out. “It wasn’t a very big incident,” said Thorington.

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