New electric arc furnace going strong at U.S. Steel

New furnace is more environmentally friendly than in the past.

U.S. Steel’s new electric arc furnace at work. Birmingham endured many hazy days of summer during its steel-making peak of the 1960s and ’70s. Back then, whenever stagnant air descended upon the city, it often trapped the smoke and soot billowing from the steel plants, coating the skyline in a brown…

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