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Cliffs’ No 7 Blast Furnace Restarted at Indiana Harbor

Written by Laura Miller

The No. 7 blast furnace at Cleveland-Cliffs’ Indiana Harbor steelworks in East Chicago, Ind., has been restarted.

A spokeswoman confirmed the restart to SMU in an email on Tuesday, Dec. 6.

Last week, the Cleveland-based steelmaker said that it was in the process of restarting the furnace which had experienced a minor fire ahead of planned maintenance.

The No. 7 BF has a daily ironmaking capacity of 11,500 tons per day and is the only active furnace at Indiana Harbor. Producing a range of hot-rolled, cold-rolled, and coated products, the mill has a steelmaking capacity of 5.5 million tons per year.

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