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Algoma Steel halts coke production after structure collapse in Sault Ste. Marie

Written by Laura Miller

Algoma Steel Group has halted coke production in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, after an incident at its coke-making facility this past weekend.

A structure supporting utilities piping at the plant collapsed on Saturday, Jan. 20, the Canadian flat-rolled steel producer said in a statement.

The collapse caused abnormal coke oven gas flaring, atypical air emissions, and liquid waste to be discharged into an adjacent waterway. The source of the leak was identified, and efforts to contain the spill are underway, Algoma said.

The incident has disrupted coke production, but with an ample supply of the steelmaking raw material, the company is not anticipating any interruption in customer shipments at this time.

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