National Geographic : 1994 Aug
12 million tons of steel yearly. In contrast, a state-of-the-art mill like the U. S. Steel plant in Gary, Indiana, produces seven million tons with only 7,500 workers. As with all Soviet steelworks, gas and dust filtersfor the smokestacks here are often missing or inoperative. A third of the city's inhabitants suffer from respiratory ailments, including asthma and chronic bronchitis.