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Posted Sun Mar 14 2010: from Post-Tribune:
Toxicity of pile remains undetermined at site
More than a year and a half after ArcelorMittal first applied for a landfill in Burns Harbor, the company has not disclosed the toxics in all the waste to be landfilled. The waste -- also known as Easterly's Pile -- has been dumped in piles up to three stories tall on open ground a couple hundred feet from Lake Michigan and the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore for more than a decade. What is certain is that some of the waste destined for the landfill is more toxic than ArcelorMittal first indicated. New test results obtained by the Post-Tribune show the waste is one step short of being considered hazardous because of high contents of lead and cadmium.
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'Doc Michael says:
This pile is looking more and more like a pile of crap!
Get this, the current commissioner of Indiana's environmental agency (IDEM), Tom Easterly, is the former top environmental manager for the Bethlehem Steel Company who dumped the waste in the first place. Ergo, Easterly's Pile.

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