fighting petrochemical growth
Industry plans to turn the Ohio River Valley into a manufacturing hub for plastics.LEARN MORE
the air we share
Poor air quality increases health risks and premature death.GET THE FACTS
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
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.
How Karen Hacker Worked to Resuscitate the Health Department
By Oliver Morrison
County to Hold Public Hearing on U.S. Steel Draft Settlement July 30
Investigation: Cracker plant will bring jobs, pollution
WTAE-TV Channel 4
By Paul Van Osdol
ACHD Public Hearing on U.S. Steel Draft SettlementJul 30, 2019
The Allegheny County Health Department will hold a public hearing at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, July 30, at the Clairton Municipal Building to receive citizen…
Climate Crisis Town Hall with PA Rep. Mike DoyleAug 14, 2019
Pennsylvania State Rep. Mike Doyle will hold a Town Hall on the Climate Crisis at Soldiers and Sailors Hall. More details to come.
Paddle With Peace & Prayer for Water Protection – Pittsburgh LandingAug 03, 2019
Degawenodas and other members of the Seneca community in New York are paddling the full length of the Ohi:yo’/Allegheny River in honor of World Peace…
Eco Districts Summit: 10 Year AnniversaryNov 04, 2019
The annual Summit is the world’s only conference dedicated to neighborhood- and district-scale sustainability. Every year the EcoDistricts Summit brings together hundreds of thinkers and…
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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.