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.
Pennsylvania Communities Grow Wary of Worsening Air Pollution as Petrochemical Industry Arrives
By Julie Dermansky
More Data, Stricter Regs Needed to Reduce Benzene Exposure
By Group Against Smog and Pollution, Neighbor
Pittsburgh Youth Climate Strike Dec. 6, 2019Dec 06, 2019
Join the Next Pittsburgh Climate Strike Start: Friday, Dec. 6, 2019 • 1:00 PM Pittsburgh City County Building• 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219 Join…
Film Screening: From Paris to PittsburghDec 07, 2019
Join Marcellus Outreach Butler (MOB) for a screening of National Geographic‘s film that explores the climate change reality that has brought Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto…
ReImagine the Turtle Creek WatershedDec 11, 2019
The ReImagine initiative began in the spring of 2017 in Beaver County. Led by the League of Women Voters and local residents, a group of…
Climate Reality Project: SWPA Chapter MeetingDec 17, 2019
Join the team at Climate Reality for the next SWPA Chapter Meeting!
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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.