shell petrochemical plant threatens swpa
A dangerous plastic factory and oil and gas expansion is planned 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
pittsburgh earth week teach-in
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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.
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Tuesday Webinars - Better Path PresentsJun 02, 2020
Better Path Coalition’s new webinar series, Better Path Presents puts on weekly webinars to help us stay connected, stay informed, figure out together how to…
Climate Action Lobby Day 2020Jun 16, 2020
Join PA’s largest annual environmental citizen lobby day! On June 16th, hundreds of citizens will descend on Harrisburg to advocate for legislation that will help…
DEP Virtual Hearings on Air Pollution Regulation Related to FrackingJun 23, 2020
Virtual hearings will take place June 23 and June 25 at 6 p.m., and June 24 at 2 p.m. Anyone wishing to present testimony can…
Wild & Scenic Film Festival - Date ChangeAug 09, 2020
Pennsylvania Resources Council and Allegheny CleanWays present Pittsburgh’s 6th annual “Wild & Scenic Film Festival” featuring a series of short films exploring issues such as…
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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.