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.
Clairton residents demand accountability from U.S. Steel
Environmental Health News
By Jessi Quinn Alperin
Investigation: Cracker plant will bring jobs, pollution
WTAE-TV Channel 4
By Paul Van Osdol
Steel Trap: People are Getting Sick from a U.S. Steel Factory that is "Grossly Violating" Health Standards
By Dan Vergano
Southwest PA Neighbors for Clean Air Potluck!May 15, 2019
Please join us on Wednesday, May 15th from 6 to 8pm for a Southwest PA Neighbors for Clean Air Potluck! If you are involved with…
Re-Imagine Beaver County Solar Celebration & Happy HourMay 23, 2019
Join your friends and neighbors to celebrate the Re-!magine Beaver County report and exciting new solar projects and Eco-Districts in Beaver. We will hold a…
Town Hall MeetingMay 20, 2019
Join us as we listen to you and learn how we can best serve our community. Plus, we’ll be able to update you on important…
World Peace & Prayer DayJun 18, 2019
“All Nations, All Faiths, One Prayer” The 24th annual World Peace and Prayer Day, a multi-cultural honoring of sacred sites envisioned by the spiritual leader…
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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.