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
Photo Credit: By Julie Dermansky

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.

Photo Credit: Annie O'Neill

clean air for clairton and the mon valley

Follow the latest developments at the Clairton Coke Works on the Mon Valley Breathe Cams

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fracking and health

Studies find fracking has significant health impacts on people.

NEWS
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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.

BREAKING NEWS

Virtual Rally About Air Quality Concerns In Mon Valley

CBS - KDKA-TV
Nov 19, 2020

Environmental Groups Oppose Shell Request to Increase Air Pollution Limits for Pennsylvania Plastics Factory

DeSmog Blog
By Sharon Kelly
Nov 03, 2020

U.S. Steel's $1.5 billion investment in Mon Valley Works in question?

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
By Patricia Sabatini
Oct 30, 2020

UPCOMING EVENTS

2020 Shale & Public Health Conference (2 days)

Nov 17, 2020

NOTE: This is a two-day event! The eighth annual Shale & Public Health Conference will be held as an online conference over two days Tuesday,…

Understanding PFAS Exposure and the Impact on our Health -- with Robert Bilott

Nov 18, 2020

On Wednesday, November 18, 2020 we will have a special evening (virtual) discussion featuring Robert Bilott. Mr. Bilott has gained international prominence in connection with…

Speak Out & Rally for Clean Air!

Nov 20, 2020

After a recent week of dangerous air quality in the Mon Valley and Allegheny County that violated state and federal standards, virtually join fellow Allegheny…

Cancer Crisis Virtual Town Hall

Nov 19, 2020

One year ago, the Pennsylvania Department of Health told our community they would fund an investigation into an increase of rare cancers in our region…

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Beaver County Student Calls on Leaders to Stop Global Warming

Natlie Leslie is a senior at Black Hawk High School in Beaver County.

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Good programs bear repeating again and again. Thankful for the Civilian Conservation Corp! https://t.co/DwPbAMyj0h

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