Shell Petrochemical Plant Threatens Beaver County
A dangerous petrochemical and plastic "hub" is planned for the Ohio River Valley.Get the Facts
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.
fracking and health
Study finds low birth weights near gas drilling sites.STUDY
new high-definition breathe cam
Edgar Thompson Plant – A massive black plume is forcefully ejected high into the sky. First reported by a community member in Braddock (2/22/18)See the New Views
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.
Environmental Groups to take Legal Action Against Clairton Coke Works
By Megan Shiller
The Mother Who Wants to Put Air Pollution on Her Daughter’s Death Certificate
The New York Times
OpEd By Beth Gardiner
What Squirrel Hill Can Learn from Chicago’s West Rogers Park In the Aftermath of October 27Feb 21, 2019
A program in support of neighborhood preservation and development, will be presented by Howard Rieger and Beverly Siegel at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, February 21, at…
Norfolk Southern: Dirty, Dangerous and In Your BackyardFeb 25, 2019
Learn What Your Community Can Do to Fight Proposed Monster Trains from Polluting the East End of Allegheny County Monday, Feb. 25, 2019 6:30-8 p.m. Meeting…
Norfolk Southern: Dirty, Dangerous and In Your BackyardFeb 27, 2019
Railroad Update and Presentation Manchester Citizens Corporation will be hosting members of Pollution Protection Pittsburgh (RP3) for a presentation on the Norfolk Southern Pittsburgh Vertical…
Economy Borough Council Meeting regarding an access road to well padFeb 26, 2019
Economy Borough Council is reviewing the proposed access route to the B50 well site located at 722 Amsler Ridge Rd. The residents on Amsler Ridge…
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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.