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Erie coke plant shuts down amid mounting pollution concerns

ERIE — A coke plant abruptly shut down Thursday morning amid mounting regulatory pressure over its environmental record.

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New study details outcomes from long-term environmental justice partnership in East End

For the past 40 years, research has proven that people of color, low-income communities and ethnic minorities suffer the effects of environmental contamination more than other communities.

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Local and national experts agree: Reducing Pittsburgh pollution would cut cancer risk

Editor's Note: This is story is part of our ongoing series on cancer and air pollution in Southwestern Pennsylvania.

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Charles Benbrook: New study showing organic diets cut cancer risk is a big deal. Let’s treat it that way.

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