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Massive emissions released from U.S. Steel Clairton Coke Works on May 29, 2018 about 5 p.m.See the New Views
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
patrolling our air
Meet Carnegie Mellon's CAP team and learn how they map air pollution in our region.BLOG
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.
Duke study: Fracking chemicals stimulate fat cell development
By Don Hopey
Allegheny County plans to ramp up its efforts to make the air less stinky
By Oliver Morrison
Gov. Wolf's "Cabinet In Your Community"Jun 13, 2018
Speakers are Dennis Davin, Secretary of DCED; Dr. Rachel Levine, Secretary of Health; Pedro Rivera, Secretary of Education; John Wetzel, Secretary of Corrections; and Jessica…
The Gas Industry/Petrochemical Buildout in Southwestern PA and Pathways to Our Sustainable FutureJun 14, 2018
Our Quaker Valley communities are just ten miles downwind of the Royal Dutch Shell’s proposed ethane cracker plant in Beaver County. The 300 acre plant will…
Paddle Against Petro – Kay-Activisim in PittsburghJun 18, 2018
We need your kayaks! Kayak Pittsburgh and Venture Outdoors have cancelled our kayak reservations for the Paddle Against Petro… but we won’t let corporate influence keep us off…
4th Annual Allegheny SolarFestJun 24, 2018
A 100% solar-powered event to celebrate the power of the sun and find out how to go solar! Electric vehicle car show, food trucks, music…
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The Latest from the Breathe Cams
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.
Edgar Thomson North
These stacks may not look like they are emitting dense clouds of pollutants we can clearly see a constant release of emissions. With no steam mixed in we are seeing emissions with little to no mixed in water vapor; which helps create those large white clouds of smoke.