shell petrochemical plant threatens swpa
A dangerous plastic factory and oil and gas expansion is planned 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
pittsburgh earth week teach-in
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fracking and health
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.
Hearings enable residents to speak on methane emissions
By Rick Shrum
Pa. grand jury report on fracking: DEP failed to protect public health
By Reid Frazier and Susan Phillips
Academics question whether petrochemical industry worth investment
Pittsburgh Business Times
By Paul Gough
Northeast Petrochemical ConferenceJul 16, 2020
THE must attend strategic decision making event for the petrochemical industry Now entering its 5th year the Northeast Petrochemical Conference & Exhibition is the undisputed…
A-Z Impacts of Plastic Digital Series: EnvironmentJul 21, 2020
From Fracked Gas to Plastic Pollution in the Ohio River Valley and Beyond Join the final webinar series event and discussion on the impacts of…
Wild & Scenic Film Festival - Date ChangeAug 09, 2020
Pennsylvania Resources Council and Allegheny CleanWays present Pittsburgh’s 6th annual “Wild & Scenic Film Festival” featuring a series of short films exploring issues such as…
INVISIBLE HAND Pittsburgh Premiere "Rights of Nature Documentary"Sep 04, 2020
After years of production the much anticipated premiere of INVISIBLE HAND is happening September 4, 7:00 p.m. at the Carnegie Lecture Hall* in Pittsburgh, PA….
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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.