Shell Petrochemical Plant Threatens Beaver County
A dangerous petrochemical and plastic "hub" is planned for the Ohio River Valley.Get the Facts
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asthma in children
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Clairton Coke Works fire: What are the health effects of sulfur dioxide exposure?
Environmental Health News, sulfur dioxide
By Kristina Marusic
Allegheny County Health Dept. Issues Air Quality Alert to Clairton Residents
By Don Hopey
Emission goals are meaningless without taking more action
LTE By Nora Johnson
Franklin Park Borough Council Legislative MeetingJan 14, 2019
The Franklin Park Borough Council will hold a public hearing on the lease to drill/frack for gas under Linbrook Park. (see google map at: https://goo.gl/maps/56oaEJtJnv32 the park…
The Petrochemical Invasion of Western PAJan 15, 2019
The Petrochemical Invasion of Western PA Its environmental consequences and What Can Be Done about It. Tuesday, January 15, 2019 at 7:00 pm Unitarian Universalist Church of the South Hills…
Dirty, Dangerous, and In Your BackyardJan 24, 2019
“Dirty, dangerous, and in your backyard” Norfolk Southern Railroad is accelerating plans to raise bridges in our communities in order to run longer double-stacked trains along a…
Cancer and the Environment Symposium: Priorities for Research, Policy, and Clinical Practice in Southwest PennsylvaniaJan 29, 2019
Cancer and the Environment
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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.