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
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.
OpEd: A push for answers about the environmental causes of child cancer
Enviromental Health News
By Jennifer Sass
Wolf's office says he doesn't have authority to revoke any wells after request to stop wastewater well in Plum
Pittsburgh Business Times
By Paul J. Gough
More Money is Flowing into Green Energy Than Every Before. Here's Why (Video)
Wall Street Journal
Mountaineer NGL Storage Facility Community MeetingJan 21, 2021
The Mountaineer NGL Storage Facility, located 2.5 miles north of Clarington along Rt. 7 in Salem Township, poses a serious threat to our health, our…
Energy and Class Justice - Intergenerational PanelJan 21, 2021
Come hear a group of powerful intergenerational leaders share their work and the ways they think about systems change. This event is open for all…
Exploring Appalachia's Cooperative EconomyJan 27, 2021
From Western Pennsylvania to Eastern Kentucky, central Appalachia fosters a network of cooperatives as diverse as the people who call the region home. Join us…
Shell Crescent and the Dream of an Appalachian Petro BoomFeb 03, 2021
Learn more about the future of the shale crescent petrochemical boom.
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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.