fighting petrochemical growth
Industry plans to turn the Ohio River Valley into a manufacturing hub for plastics.LEARN MORE
the air we share
Poor air quality increases health risks and premature death.GET THE 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.
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
Study finds low birth weights near gas drilling sites.STUDY
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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CMU launches air pollution monitoring app nationally
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Driving Turnout for Events and Power Meetings with OfficialsApr 23, 2019
Tools for getting more people out for meetings and events that need more folks in the room. Attendees will share and discuss what has worked…
Annual Mon Yough Area Chamber Legislative LunchApr 26, 2019
Economic Development Opportunities and Resources in the Mon Valley You are cordially invited to the 2019 Annual Mon Yough Area Chamber Legislative Lunch Friday, April 26th,…
May Day - Green SoireeMay 01, 2019
How plastics impact our health and environment The theme this year is the health and environmental impacts of plastic pollution, as well as solutions that…
Re-Imagine Beaver County Solar Celebration & Happy HourMay 23, 2019
Join your friends and neighbors to celebrate the Re-!magine Beaver County report and exciting new solar projects and Eco-Districts in Beaver. We will hold a…
REPORT YOUR AIR
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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.