Dumping molten slag at FORD River Rouge steel mill

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Islandguy on August 31, 2008

This operation is really different, and might seem like something out of a Star Wars movie.

A vehicle having a huge Crucible of Molten slag will come out of the Mill to dump it into a temporary "retention" area.

I cannot imagine how hot that area becomes, like RIGHT NOW!. When they do this after dark, this slag dumping can be seen from the other side of Lake Erie, at least 40 miles away.

Cezary Miłoś on July 29, 2013

Really interesting moment for take a photo from plane during spill of slag from ladle:)

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  • Uploaded on August 31, 2008
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    by Islandguy
    • Camera: NIKON E4500
    • Taken on 2008/08/30 15:51:34
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