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U.S. Steel’s Clairton Coke Works is the largest coke-making facility and the United States and the largest polluter in Allegheny County. The community is organizing to ensure this plant meets it health-based air emissions limits.

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CURRENT CLAIRTON CAMPAIGNS

Taking On Industrial Pollution and Greenhouse Gases

Title V of the Clean Air Act requires “major sources” of air pollution to obtain operating permits from the EPA or a state or local agency authorized to issue these permits. In Allegheny County, the Allegheny County Health Department in Allegheny County decides these permits. Join GASP, PennEnvironment, Clean Air Council, Clean Water Action, Environmental Integrity Project and the Breathe Project in the effort to clean the region’s air.

Coke Projection in Pennsylvania

Air pollution from the coke oven industry impacts the health of residents of Southwestern Pennsylvania, including Pittsburgh, Allegheny County and beyond. This Clean Air Council website provides information regarding these air pollution impacts from the coke oven industry in general, as well as specific facilities in Southwestern Pennsylvania.

CAC's Southwest Pennsylvania Neighbors for Clean Air

The goal of the Southwest PA Neighbors for Clean Air initiative is to create 100 neighborhood groups of 10 members throughout the region so that residents can learn about and take action on the most pressing environmental issues in Southwest Pennsylvania. In the nine months since the first leader training session, CAC has trained over 80 group leaders, and 20 groups now meet regularly. Contact Dave Smith ([email protected]) to join a group or find out more information.

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BREAKING NEWS

Elementary school students in Clairton are having asthma flare-ups following the Clairton Coke Works fire

Environmental Health News
By Kristina Marusic
Jan, 15, 2019

Mon Valley Residents Warned to Limit Outdoor Activities

WPXI-TV Channel 11
By Gordon Loesch
Jan, 10, 2019

CLEAN AIR — HEALTHY PEOPLE