air quality, safety top concerns with plastic factory

The Shell petrochemical plastic plant in bucolic Beaver, Pa. is just the beginning of gas expansion plans for the Ohio River Valley.

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Plume Pittsburgh
by CREATE Lab

See the air pollution spread throughout the entire region, beyond the emitters as weather and wind direction change.

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aerial view of braddock and edgar thomson

More than 2,100 residents live within 2 miles of the U.S. Steel Edgar Thomson Plant.

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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.

Photo Credit: Annie O'Neill

clean air for clairton and the mon valley

Follow the latest developments at the Clairton Coke Works on the Mon Valley Breathe Cams

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fracking and health

Studies find fracking has significant health impacts on people.

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Photo Credit: Ted Auch/ FracTracker Alliance

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UPCOMING EVENTS

Our Right to Clean Air: A Resident-Led Town Hall

Oct 26, 2021

PREVENTION IS PREFERABLE TO CURE A PLEA TO OUR HEALTHCARE LEADERS TO LEAD! Fourth Virtual SWPA Grassroots Air Quality Town Hall will take place: Tuesday,…

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Join us for a spooky-themed #HotBargeThursday

The Air We Breathe – Pittsburgh 2021 Summit on Air Pollution and Asthma

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The 2021 Asthma Summit will focus on air pollution and asthma in the Pittsburgh region, and on health outcomes, with an emphasis on asthma. The…

Hydrogen & Carbon Capture Conference

Nov 04, 2021

Our Spring Hydrogen & Carbon Capture Conference demonstrated the interest and need for more information about the emerging hydrogen generation and carbon capture sequestration markets…

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Why Should You Care About Our Air?

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