fighting petrochemical growth
Industry plans 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.
Mon Valley Holds Public Meeting on Agreement Between ACHD and U.S. Steel
By Pam Surano
Lawrenceville residents worry about air quality and foundry emissions
By Maria Heines
Cracker Plant/St. Clairsville Injection Well Community MeetingAug 07, 2019
Community Meeting on proposed fracking injection wells in Richland Township and a discussion on the proposed PTTG ethane cracker plant for Belmont County.. August 7,…
Climate Crisis Town Hall with PA Rep. Mike DoyleAug 14, 2019
Pennsylvania State Rep. Mike Doyle will hold a Town Hall on the Climate Crisis at Soldiers and Sailors Hall. More details to come.
Paddle With Peace & Prayer for Water Protection – Pittsburgh LandingAug 17, 2019
Degawenodas and other members of the Seneca community in New York are paddling the full length of the Ohi:yo’/Allegheny River in honor of World Peace…
Eco Districts Summit: 10 Year AnniversaryNov 04, 2019
The annual Summit is the world’s only conference dedicated to neighborhood- and district-scale sustainability. Every year the EcoDistricts Summit brings together hundreds of thinkers and…
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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.