Shell Petrochemical Plant Threatens Beaver County
A dangerous petrochemical and plastic "hub" is planned for the Ohio River Valley.Get the Facts
the air we share
Poor air quality increases health risks and premature death.GET THE FACTS
asthma in children
Pittsburgh children living near pollution sources have high rates of asthma and respiratory ailments.BLOG
fracking and health
Study finds low birth weights near gas drilling sites.STUDY
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.
Ohio EPA to Hold Public Hearing for Proposed (PTT Belmont) Ethane CrackerNov 27, 2018
The PTTG Corporation is trying to build a Petrochemical Plastic Factory in Shadyside, Ohio. We need you to take action today to tell the Ohio…
DEP to Hold Public Hearing on Bruce Mansfield Power Plant, Little Blue Run Draft Discharge PermitNov 28, 2018
Hearing Details Public hearing on DEP’s intent to issue a Clean Water Act NPDES permit for Bruce Mansfield Power Plant and Little Blue Run Impoundment WHEN:…
Protecting Our Communities – Environmental Challenges From Fossil Fuel Extraction in SWPADec 06, 2018
Find out from our region’s elected representatives what’s going on in city, county, state and federal government to combat climate change, promote sustainable energy and protect…
National Energy Conference 2018Dec 01, 2018
Conference attendees will hear and discuss presentations from experts about recent climate change developments, issues, and best practices. Topics include climate communication, controlling methane emissions and…
REPORT YOUR AIR
Smell something in your neighborhood?
Download the SmellPGH app on your phone
to report your air and track how pollutants travel.
Residents of Allegheny County can report air problems
to the Allegheny County Health Department.
FIND YOUR AIR NOW
HOW'S YOUR AIR?GOOD MODERATE UNHEALTHY VERY UNHEALTHY HAZARDOUS
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.