Drone view of the Shell Petrochemical Plant taken Oct. 6, 2018 shows the site under construction. But it's #NotADoneDealLearn More
the air we share
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asthma in children
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fracking and health
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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.
Everyone should prioritize the environment
LTE By Barbara Litt (Squirrel Hill)
Residents: Fracking Disposal Well Would Make Plum a Dumping Ground for Industry
By Don Hopey
Defend Our Water – Day of Action in PittsburghOct 24, 2018
Native Water Ceremony – 10 a.m. Location: The Fountain at Point State Park — At the confluence of the Allegheny, Monongahela and Ohio Rivers Led…
Sandra Steingraber Presentation and Film Screening!Oct 25, 2018
Join Dr. Sandra Steingraber for a presentation and film screening of the award-winning film Unfractured. Also join the film’s director Chanda Chevannes for a Q…
Manganese Exposure and Children's IQOct 25, 2018
Manganese is an essential additive in the steel making process, with as much as 90% of manganese consumption worldwide being used by the steel industry…
Pennsylvania Interfaith Power & LightOct 27, 2018
Facing the Climate Crisis: Called to Save our Sacred Home has deep roots in the region. The conference takes place on the 70th anniversary of…
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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.