air quality, safety top concerns with plastic factory
The Shell petrochemical plastic plant marks the beginning of gas expansion plans 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
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pittsburgh earth week teach-in
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fracking and health
Studies find fracking has significant health impacts on people.NEWS
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Environmental Groups Oppose Shell Request to Increase Air Pollution Limits for Pennsylvania Plastics Factory
By Sharon Kelly
U.S. Steel's $1.5 billion investment in Mon Valley Works in question?
By Patricia Sabatini
2020 Shale & Public Health Conference (2 days)Nov 17, 2020
NOTE: This is a two-day event! The eighth annual Shale & Public Health Conference will be held as an online conference over two days Tuesday,…
Understanding PFAS Exposure and the Impact on our Health -- with Robert BilottNov 18, 2020
On Wednesday, November 18, 2020 we will have a special evening (virtual) discussion featuring Robert Bilott. Mr. Bilott has gained international prominence in connection with…
Speak Out & Rally for Clean Air!Nov 20, 2020
After a recent week of dangerous air quality in the Mon Valley and Allegheny County that violated state and federal standards, virtually join fellow Allegheny…
Cancer Crisis Virtual Town HallNov 19, 2020
One year ago, the Pennsylvania Department of Health told our community they would fund an investigation into an increase of rare cancers in our region…
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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.