protecting the ohio river valley from petrochemicals
Industry is moving quickly to turn the Ohio River Valley into a manufacturing hub for plastics.LEARN MORE
Help residents on the ground monitor the Shell Falcon Pipeline constructionCAMPAIGN
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
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.
Clairton residents, activists protest air pollution
By Don Hopey and Abigail Mihaly
After String of Rare Cancer Cases, Pennsylvania Investigates Potential Link to Fracking
The Wall Street Journal
By Kris Maher
Is shale development worth the costs? A CMU study says no.
By Don Hopey
Women's March Pittsburgh: Hear our Vote! - No to War!Jan 18, 2020
Three years of marching, training, organizing, and building power – it’s all been leading up to this. In 2020, we have a chance to finish…
The Petrochemical Build-Out: Not What It's Cracked Up To BeJan 26, 2020
On December 8, 2019, the Sunday edition of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette featured as its front-page story the article: “Study: Shale gas job gains don’t offset…
22nd Annual Pittsburgh Racial Justice SummitJan 24, 2020
Description We are very excited about the 22nd Pittsburgh Racial Justice Summit, a multi-cultural initiative of the Black & White Reunion. The Opening Ceremony will…
Westmoreland County Solar Co-op Info SessionFeb 29, 2020
Learn about solar energy, and how our nonprofit co-op model simplifies the process of going solar on your home or small business. Solar United Neighbors…
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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.