Dr. Debra Bogen, the new director of the Allegheny County Health Department, is already hearing concerns from the community, such as air quality in the Pittsburgh area.
Pittsburgh's air quality has improved dramatically over the past 20 years, but a Carnegie Mellon University researcher says that's no reason for area residents to be satisfied.
Braddock resident Je'Amour Matthew punctuated Tuesday's environmental forum hosted by state Rep. Summer Lee with a passionate speech that resonated with the roughly 50 people who attended.
The Allegheny County Health Department and U.S. Steel have a draft agreement to resolve multiple air pollution violations from the company's Clairton Plant over the past two years.
Clairton city officials showed up at an Allegheny County Council meeting Tuesday evening to ask council members to help them improve public health in their city.
Residents of Clairton, Pittsburgh's East End neighborhoods and environmental organizations gathered outside U.S. Steel Corp.'s Downtown headquarters Thursday afternoon to demand the company spend the money needed to fix its Mon Valley coke works where two fires in six months made pollution control equipment inoperable.
The Allegheny County Health Department announced Monday that it's fined US Steel more than $300,000 for air pollution violations at the Clairton coke works during the first quarter of 2019.
Editor's note: This is the third story in our series on cancer and air pollution in Southwestern Pennsylvania.
CLAIRTON, PENNSYLVANIA – While historic Green New Deal legislation was being introduced by Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) and Senator Edward Markey (D-MA) 230 miles to the South in Washington, D.C, dozens of men dressed in matching orange jackets with metallic reflector strips and orange pants waited patiently to slowly cram into the Clairton Municipal building.
Questioned by Allegheny County Council members on their response to pollution following a Dec. 24 fire at the Clairton Coke Works, Health Department officials said Wednesday that an enforcement action against U.S. Steel could come within a month.
PITTSBURGH—Residents from eight communities surrounding the Clairton Coke Works gathered alongside environmental advocates in Clairton on Wednesday to share their concerns about the health impacts of a recent influx in air pollution resulting from an accident at the plant nearly a month ago.
PITTSBURGH—Three weeks after a Christmas Eve fire at U.S. Steel's Clairton Coke Works plant resulted in levels of sulfur dioxide in the air that exceed Clean Air Act standards for safety, a local physician has observed an increase in asthma exacerbations among elementary school students who live near the plant.
This year all 820 kids in the Clairton school district are being screened for asthma in a program that aims to ensure any child found with asthma gets the care and education they need to manage the chronic condition.
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