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.
Investigation: Cracker plant will bring jobs, pollution
WTAE-TV Channel 4
By Paul Van Osdol
Protecting Allegheny County From FrackingJun 24, 2019
Allegheny County is facing not only a legacy of pollution, but new threats looming on the horizon. New fracking wells and pipelines are being proposed…
Community Listening Session on Air Quality: City Councilperson Erika StraussburgerJun 26, 2019
Share your personal experiences and join this important discussion on air quality in the Pittsburgh region. Don’t forget to sign up to speak! Sign Up…
Monet and the Modern City - Breathe Better DayJul 13, 2019
Without the fog, London would not be a beautiful city. It is fog that gives it its magnificent amplitude…its regular and massive blocks become grandiose…
Climate Crisis Town Hall with PA Rep. Mike DoyleAug 14, 2019
Pennsylvania State Rep. Mike Doyle will hold a Town Hall on the Climate Crisis at Soldiers and Sailors Hall. More details to come.
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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.