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Algoma Steel resumes normal steel production

Algoma Steel said Wednesday that the repair and restart of its blast furnace is complete and steel production resumed Feb. 11. (Mike McDonald/CTV News) Algoma Steel said Wednesday that the repair and restart of its blast furnace is complete and steel production resumed Feb. 11. (Mike McDonald/CTV News)
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Algoma Steel said Wednesday that the repair and restart of its blast furnace is complete and steel production resumed Feb. 11.

“Algoma has strengthened its operations while advancing essential repair work required after a structure supporting utilities piping at Algoma’s coke-making plant collapsed on Jan. 20,” the company said.

“Algoma remains focused on completing necessary utilities corridor repairs safely and efficiently while increasing coke-making capacity and rebuilding inventory levels.”

Utility piping at Algoma Steel’s coke-making plant collapsed last month, leading to abnormal air emissions and the discharge of liquid waste into St. Marys River.

No one was injured in the collapse and only coke-making processes were affected, the company said.

“The company will continue to assess supplementing its coke supplies with market purchases to balance its requirement for iron production,” the company said.

Based in Sault Ste. Marie, Algoma is a producer of hot and cold rolled steel products, including sheet and plate.

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