There are legal problems for ArcelorMittal Dofasco related to a visible air emission.
The Ontario Ministry of Environment has laid charges after black grit from one of the Hamilton steelmaker’s blast furnaces fell on a north end neighbourhood in early 2015.
The charges stem from what is known as a blast furnace bleeder pop, which occurs when a safety valve is triggered due to high pressure.
It was February 9th of 2015 that residents in the area of Beach Road and Kenilworth Avenue North had their homes and vehicles coated with soot after seeing a black cloud emerge above the steel facility and blow over their homes.
A company statement says it is cooperating with the ministry but is unable to comment further with the matter before the courts.