air quality, safety top concerns with plastic factory
The Shell petrochemical plastic plant marks the beginning of gas expansion plans for the Ohio River Valley.Petro 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.
clean air for clairton and the mon valley
Follow the latest developments at the Clairton Coke Works on the Mon Valley Breathe CamsBreathe Cam
pittsburgh earth week teach-in
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fracking and health
Studies find fracking has significant health impacts on people.NEWS
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.
The wooing of a would-be petrochemical plant in SWPA
By Anya Litvak and Laura Legere
Environmental groups discuss air quality, emergency services in county
Beaver County Times
By Chrissy Suttles
ReImagine Appalachia Digital Rally!Oct 22, 2020
Regardless of who wins the election, we know an economic stimulus package will pass & Appalachians need to be at the table to say what…
Senator Casey Roundtable: Reviving the Civilian Conservation CorpsOct 30, 2020
On Friday, October 30th at 2 p.m., we’re hosting a roundtable with Senator Casey to discuss the importance of reviving the Civilian Conservation Corps, detailing the…
Economic Impact Analysis: An effective tool for community projectsNov 02, 2020
Join us from 6:30pm to 8:30pm on Monday, November 2nd for our next monthly ReImagine the Turtle Creek Watershed & Airshed Communities Plus webinar. During…
2020 Shale & Public Health Conference (2 days)Nov 17, 2020
The eighth annual Shale & Public Health Conference will be held as an online conference over two days Tuesday, November 17 & Wednesday, November 18…
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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.