protecting communities from petrochemicals
Industry is moving quickly to turn the Ohio River Valley into a manufacturing hub for plastics.LEARN MORE
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
Help residents on the ground monitor the Shell Falcon Pipeline constructionCAMPAIGN
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.
Market Headwinds Buffet Appalachia’s Future as a Center for Petrochemicals
Inside Climate News
By James Bruggers
Financial fallout from coronavirus could devastate the fracking and plastics industries
Environmental Health News
By Kristina Marusic
Earth Day Pittsburgh! 50th Anniversary – Virtual Teach In!Apr 19, 2020
Pittsburgh Earth Day has gone virtual! An epic Pittsburgh Teach In will bring together a diverse coalition of organizations and individuals to stand with frontline…
Virtual 2020 Youth Climate Strike!Apr 22, 2020
Fridays for Future is planning a 24-Hour Virtual Climate Strike to mark the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day in Pittsburgh. Join Pittsburgh youth and support…
The Story of Plastic: Film screening on the Discovery ChannelApr 22, 2020
Fields full of garbage. Mountains of trash. Rivers and seas clogged with waste. Skies choked with poisonous runoff from plastic production and recycling scams. No…
Climate Action Lobby Day 2020Jun 16, 2020
Join PA’s largest annual environmental citizen lobby day! On June 16th, hundreds of citizens will descend on Harrisburg to advocate for legislation that will help…
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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.