fighting petrochemical growth
Industry plans to turn the Ohio River Valley into a manufacturing hub for plastics.LEARN MORE
the air we share
Poor air quality increases health risks and premature death.GET THE FACTS
asthma in children
Children exposed to the highest levels of air pollution in Clairton had nearly double the risk of asthma diagnosis as well as poorly controlled asthma.
flaring of coking gas in the mon valley
Follow the latest developments at the Clairton Coke Works on the Mon Valley Breathe CamsBreathe Cam
fracking and health
Study finds low birth weights near gas drilling sites.STUDY
Breathe Project is a clearinghouse for information on air quality in Pittsburgh, southwestern Pennsylvania and beyond. We use the best available science and technology to better understand the quality of the air we breathe and provide opportunities for citizens to engage and take action.
A Fracking-Driven Industrial Boom Renews Pollution Concerns in Pittsburgh
By Nick Cunningham
Spring Into Clean Air Rally!Mar 20, 2019
Allegheny County has some of the worst air in the country, because of dirty industrial polluters. It’s time to crack down on the worst polluters…
Water Talks: Double Stacks, Double StoutsMar 21, 2019
Join us for our quarterly Water Talks series to discuss the environmental concerns of running double stacked trains through our region. Hear from Matt Mehalik, Executive…
Stream Monitoring Workshop for the Shell Falcon PipelineMar 23, 2019
The Alliance for Aquatic Resource Monitoring, Mountain Watershed Association and the Breathe Project are excited to announce an upcoming stream and pipeline monitoring workshop that…
Cultivating a Greener Ohio River Valley: Climate and Environmental Advocacy WorkshopMar 30, 2019
What does a clean, green, future look like in the Ohio River Valley? What actions can you, as a member of the community, take part…
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Breathe Cam Highlights
U.S. Steel Clairton Coke Works
Large plumes of steam and smoke are seen here from the Clairton plant. Notice the lighter smoke and how much longer it is visible over the quickly disappearing steam.
Edgar Thomson North
In this clip notice the different types of emission in each stack. On the right and left main stack these emissions are full of steam and have heavy white smoke. The middle stack has no steam and you can see a light transparent smoke. This middle smoke is full of particulates and potentially harmful materials.