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Breaking News: Coast Guard called to clean up after ArcelorMittal

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The Coast Guard is responding to an oil spill which has come from the ArcelorMittal Steel Mill in Georgetown, SC. The spill is on the Sampit River in Downtown Georgetown.

Wednesday afternoon, Coast Guard Charleston was notified of an unknown glaze on the river, according to WCSC5. A small boat crew investigated the situation and confirmed that the spill was from the ArcelorMittal Steel Mill. HEPACO, a leading oil spill cleanup company, is leading the cleanup operations, tweeted the US Coast Guard.

Coast Guard Sector Charleston will remain on-scene to verify safe and thorough cleanup operations, confirmed the USCG through a press release Wednesday.

ArcelorMittal Georgetown produces steel for the construction, automotive, industrial and converters markets.

Many Lancaster area residents may be familiar with the Coatesville plant of ArcelorMittal. ArcelorMittal Coatesville, formerly Lukens Steel Mill, produces materials for the construction; machinery; oil and gas, rail transportation, shipbuilding and marine equipment and automotive markets as well as mining, quarrying and lumbering.

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