protecting the ohio river valley from petrochemicals
Industry is moving quickly to turn the Ohio River Valley into a manufacturing hub for plastics.LEARN MORE
Help residents on the ground monitor the Shell Falcon Pipeline constructionCAMPAIGN
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.
flaring of coking gas in the mon valley
Follow the latest developments at the Clairton Coke Works on the Mon Valley Breathe CamsBreathe Cam
fracking and health
Studies find fracking has significant health impacts on people.NEWS
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.
Peduto: Fossil fuel industries will take a toll on the future
By Don Hopey
Exclusive: ExxonMobil scouting for potential cracker site in Beaver County
Pittsburgh Business Times
By Paul J. Gough and Tim Schooley
Will a push for plastics turn Appalachia into next ‘Cancer Alley’?
By Emily Holden
PA Solar Center Launch Party!Nov 07, 2019
Please join us to celebrate the launch of the brand new Pennsylvania Solar Center. Our mission is to help the state become a national leader…
Recent Increases in Air Pollution: Evidence and Implications for MortalityNov 14, 2019
You’re invited to join GASP for an event at 2 p.m. Nov. 14 at the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh East Liberty branch featuring Professor Nicholas…
League of Women Voters of PA: Seventh Annual Shale and Public Health ConferenceNov 19, 2019
Presented by the League of Women Voters of Pennsylvania’s “Straight Scoop on Shale” initiative and hosted by the University of Pittsburgh, Graduate School of Public…
Leaders and Lead: Creating Lead-safe MunicipalitiesNov 21, 2019
Come learn how municipalities and elected officials can lead the charge to protect your community from lead! About this Event Join us for an inspiring…
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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.