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Joliet mayor wants faster mill cleanup

Published: Friday, Jan. 11, 2013 1:15 a.m. CST

JOLIET (AP) – The mayor of Joliet contends U.S. Steel is dragging its feet on efforts to clean up its Joliet mill site.

Joliet Mayor Thomas Giarrante has made redevelopment of the 54-acre steel mill property a goal of his administration. He tells The (Joliet) Herald-News that the city even has an interested developer.

Environmental officials say U.S. Steel has made progress in the past year.

U.S. Steel says it continues to work with the Illinois EPA on remediation of the property.

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