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.
DEP: Climate initiative would save lives, cut health costs
Beaver County Times
By Chrissy Suttles
Pennsylvania Regulators Won’t Say Where 66% of Landfill Leachate w/ Radioactive Material From Fracking is Going
By Josh Pribanic and Talia Weiner
'A New Deal that works for all of us' is the Appalachian call for an alternative future
By Anya Litvak
Shale Gas Development and Cancer: Conversations with the Experts (Part 1 of 3)Aug 11, 2020
Join us for part one of a three-part webinar series about shale gas development and cancer. For part one of the series, we are joined…
Ohio Valley: Know the Threats of the Petrochemical IndustryAug 12, 2020
Communities in Appalachia are at risk due to the planned development of the petrochemical and plastic production industry. The Mountaineer NGL storage project would develop…
Community Democracy: A Webinar SeriesAug 24, 2020
Fair Shake’s Community Democracy Series aims to give people the tools they need to participate in the processes that shape their communities. Each segment of…
Re-Imagine Job ShowcaseSep 03, 2020
JOBS! Many clean, renewable and sustainable jobs are available in our region. This virtual jobs fair will highlight local businesses, industries and organizations that are…
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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.