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U. S. Steel Great Lakes Works Begins Restarting Operations Following Thursday's Power Outage


United States Steel Corporation (NYSE: X) announced today that is has begun to restart operations at its Great Lakes Works which have been idled since the power outage on Thursday.

"We will be bringing our blast furnaces back on line starting early Monday morning, and expect to be back at normal levels later this week," said Fred Harnack, general manager of Great Lakes Works. "As we restart our blast furnaces, steam will be vented from the top of the furnaces in order to safely reestablish proper furnace operating conditions. We have notified the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality and appropriate community agencies about this process, which does not represent a danger to the community or the environment."

"Through the diligent efforts of our employees, contractors, many support people and excellent community assistance we began limited production in our coking, cold rolling and finishing operations Sunday morning," added Harnack. "We continue to assess the effect of the power curtailment on other operations within our plant, and we expect to have Great Lakes Works back on line quickly."

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SOURCE: United States Steel Corporation

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