Region Braces for Shell Petrochemical Plant

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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Metalico Scrap Metal Fire, Neville Island – April 14, 2021

Residents reported noise, fire, and an explosion coming from this scrap metal operation.

Edgar Thomson Brown Plume – June 17, 2020

Braddock residents reported seeing a reddish plume coming from the U.S. Steel Edgar Thomson Plant in their community.

Clairton Coke Works Fire – Dec 24, 2019

U.S. Steel Clairton Coke Works on Christmas Eve, Dec. 24, 2019, flames and an explosion was captured at the Clairton plant.

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Valley Clean Air Now (VCAN), Women for a Healthy Environment, New Voices for Reproductive Justice

I was called to do this work in late 2019. I was hired as a Community Health Worker with Women for a Healthy Environment to focus on Asthma and Air Quality. It wasn’t until I began this work that I became more aware of the impacts of environmental exposure on the health and well-being of the communities I serve. Even in my own experience, it took me working from home to start really noticing the impacts it had on my household. Besides being someone who always wanted to see people and communities thriving spiritually, mentally and physically, I believe I was called to do this work where I can be a catalyst.

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“The kind of rolling stock failure we saw in East Palestine could happen anywhere in our region, and Pittsburgh is the prime candidate for the next epic derailment.”

Learn how Pittsburgh residents live in a constant state of risk from RP3 co-fonder Glenn Olcerst and watch the full recording of the recent SWPA Grassroots Air Quality Town hall at (all lowercase).

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“If we don’t get a handle on this right away, what you will have is a Norfolk Nightmare coming soon to a neighborhood near you.”

Listen to Glenn Olcerst summarize the risks of a major train derailment in the Pittsburgh region at the SWPA Grassroots Air Quality town hall #10. Watch the full recording at (all lowercase) and learn more at and

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Mark your calendars for the Common Sense Summit hosted by United for East Palestine and River Valley Organizing, happening May 21st at 5pm. This event will be live-streamed on @rivervalleyorganizing social media pages.

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