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Massive emissions released from U.S. Steel Clairton Coke Works on May 29, 2018 about 5 p.m.See the New Views
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asthma in children
Pittsburgh children living near pollution sources have high rates of asthma and respiratory ailments.BLOG
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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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Borough of Fox Chapel Public HearingJul 16, 2018
There will be a public hearing to consider an ordinance amending the borough’s Zoning Ordinance regulating oil and gas wells in the borough.
Legal Defense FundraiserJul 15, 2018
Purchase fabulous objects and support North Braddock Residents For Our Future’s legal resistance of Merrion Oil and Gas’s proposed unconventional gas wells at Edgar Thomson…
This Is Zero Hour PittsburghJul 21, 2018
*IMPORTANT* This is the tentative route and schedule please continue to check the event page for details! On July 21, youth all over the United…
Climate Reality Ohio River Valley Bus TourJul 28, 2018
Join Climate Reality Pittsburgh & SWPA leaders for a tour of some inspiring renewable energy projects in Beaver County, also ground zero for the gas…
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The Latest from the Breathe Cams
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.