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Lake Michigan Surfers Sue for Water Quality

The Surfrider Foundation filed suit against U.S. Steel for polluting Lake Michigan waters.

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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. 

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