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Response of United States Steel to “Toxic 100” ranking

Your alleged ranking of toxic air releases is based upon 2002 TRI reports, however you have assigned to United States Steel Corporation emissions from facilities which U. S. Steel did not own or operate in 2002. These are the Granite City Works in Granite City, Illinois; the Great Lakes Works in Ecorse and River Rouge, Michigan; and, the Midwest Plant in Portage, Indiana. According to your listing, these three facilities account for 35% of the score you have assigned to U. S. Steel. If you are going to base your report on 2002 data, you should only look at those facilities which U. S. Steel owned and operated in 2002.

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USA: Univ. of Massachusetts research institute releases list of top 100 corporate air polluters - top 10: DuPont, US Steel, ConocoPhillips, GE, Kodak, ExxonMobil, Ford, Tyson, Alcoa, ADM

"Toxic 100" list of corporate air polluters, prepared by Univ. of Massachusetts research institute (PERI): Alcoa in top 10.