U.S. Steel’s Gary Works is set to begin construction on the first two of four plants to produce a coke substitute.
The Indiana Department of Environmental Management issued a source modification permit to the mill on Lake Michigan last week. U.S. Steel spokeswoman Courtney Boone says the $220 million project is moving into the construction phase.The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency still is considering the permit modification, but the state agency expects to receive word on it by next week.
U.S. Steel wants to build four plants would make a total of 1 million tons of coke substitute per year. The project is expected to create 500 construction jobs.