Local surfers joined with the Surfrider Foundation to sue U.S. Steel last month after an October chromium spill at its Portage, Indiana facility polluted Lake Michigan waters. The incident followed a hexavalent chromium spill in April 2017. Surfers have reported skin rashes and urinary tract infections they think are linked to the polluted waters.
Wisconsin Conservationists Fight Water Proposal for Foxconn Plant
Racine has applied for permission to draw 7 million gallons of water a day from Lake Michigan for the planned tech plant.