aerial view of braddock and edgar thomson
More than 2,100 residents live within 2 miles of the U.S. Steel Edgar Thomson Plant.
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
fracking and health
Studies find fracking has significant health impacts on people.NEWS
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Fractured: The body burden of living near fracking
Enviromental Health News
By Environmental Health Network Staff
Amid lawsuits, Delaware River Basin Commission makes fracking ban permanent
The Philadelphia Inquirer
By Andrew Maykuth
Bioplastic: Hype or HopeMar 11, 2021
Learn how new scientific advancements in this industry may hold promise to phase out fossil fuel and petrochemical-based materials and provide new economic development possibilities….
Reimagine Jobs Showcase – Regenerative AgricultureMar 24, 2021
Join the ReimagineJobs.org team for the third event in our 2021 virtual series focusing on sustainable job and career opportunities in Southwest Pennsylvania. Each month we will…
Learn to be a Smoke Reader: EPA Method 9 Opacity Certification ProgramMar 29, 2021
The Allegheny County Health Department (ACHD) is covering the cost of the training put on by Eastern Technical Associates. Please know that spots for this…
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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.