air quality, safety top concerns with plastic factory
The Shell petrochemical plastic plant marks the beginning of gas expansion plans for the Ohio River Valley.Petro 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.
clean air for clairton and the mon valley
Follow the latest developments at the Clairton Coke Works on the Mon Valley Breathe CamsBreathe Cam
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Studies find fracking has significant health impacts on people.NEWS
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.
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Air Monitoring & Emergency Systems: Health & Safety in Beaver CountySep 16, 2020
Join the kick-off event of the Health & Safety in Beaver County Virtual Event Series! The Air Monitoring and Emergency Systems event will explore how…
Unconventional Natural Gas Development and Childhood CancersSep 15, 2020
Join us on September 15 at 7 PM for part two of our three-part webinar series about shale gas development and cancer. For part two…
Toxic Ten Week of Action!Sep 14, 2020
Join PennEnvironment for our “Toxic Ten” Week of Action in Allegheny County! Our local leaders need to take meaningful and decisive action to clean up…
Protecting Ourselves from the Plastics InvasionSep 29, 2020
The Battle of Homestead Foundation proudly presents an evening of conversation on how to protect our health from the harmful effects of plastics, with commentaries…
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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.