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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
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fracking and health
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PennFuture's 8th Annual Pittsburgh Solar TourOct 06, 2018
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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.