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U.S. Steel seeks a home for $3 billion plant. How does Pittsburgh feel?

After U.S. Steel's announcement, PublicSource checked in with local stakeholders to get their reaction.
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Southwestern PA network takes on "unnecessary" environmental risks for cancer

Doctors, researchers, activists and cancer survivors hope to prevent cancers linked to environmental pollution.
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New study links increase in asthma hospital visits to 2018 fire at U.S. Steel’s Clairton plant

The Christmas Eve fire destroyed the pollution controls at the Clairton Coke Works, knocking them offline for three months.
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Study links more asthma cases to 2018 Clairton Coke Works fire

Hospital, clinic and doctor's office visits by asthma sufferers almost doubled following fire at U.S. Steel facility.

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Two large air pollution sources will soon be offline. Will Allegheny County’s air quality future be as clean as it can be?

The American Lung Association provides yearly air quality rankings for metro areas across the country, and every year, the Pittsburgh region receives failing grades.

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U.S. Steel right not to report Pittsburgh plant pollutants to feds

A federal appeals court on Monday affirmed a lower court ruling that dismissed a lawsuit by an environmental watchdog alleging U.S. Steel Corp violated the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) when it reported to local, but not federal authorities, that its steel plant near Pittsburgh emitted air pollutants.
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What's It Like To Live With Industrial Air Pollution For The First Time?

Susan Scott Peterson had been living in Pittsburgh for just a few weeks when she smelled it for the first time. The air was a little thick, a little hazy, and it smelled like chemicals and sewage.

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U.S. Steel fined for more than $200K for health violations

U.S. Steel, Allegheny County's largest polluter, will be fined more than $200,000 for violations that occurred at the company's Clairton Coke Works in the first quarter of 2021, the county health department announced Wednesday.

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Christopher Briem: Clairton is dead, long live Clairton

U.S. Steel’s recent announcement that it would not proceed with an expected billion-dollar investment across its local plants has reignited old debates on the linkages between Pittsburgh’s past and its future.
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Study finds 2018 Clairton coke works fire impacted asthma patients

Nearby residents with asthma at higher risk of it worsening but didn’t know why.  
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2020 Mon Valley air was the healthiest it’s ever been; region still receives an ‘F’

The air quality near the Clairton Coke Works in the Mon Valley improved more than any other part of the county in 2020 but still isn't healthy.
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Pittsburgh

Allegheny County Health Department starts providing Mon Valley poor air quality alerts

The Allegheny County Health Department will now be providing public alerts when air quality forecasts show a potential for poor air quality in the Monongahela River Valley.

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Pennsylvania: Allegheny County Health Department urged to tighten, enforce air pollution standards

City, county and municipal officials urge Allegheny County Health Department to adopt stronger air pollution controls.  
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Pennsylvania group worries that new air pollution permit could allow Clairton coke works to pollute more

A company spokesperson said the purpose of putting in new pollution controls is to improve the efficiency of the pollution collection system, not to increase coke production.

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