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Schweiger: The Smokey City is once again at a crossroads

Pittsburgh faces growing health risks from ground-level ozone and fine respirable particles. A warming climate exacerbates pollutant impacts.

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Plastic Pollution

Coke and Pepsi are getting sued for lying about recycling

“At this rate, plastic is set to outweigh fish in the ocean by 2050,” the complaint reads.
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Toxics

Bay Area group sues Coke, Pepsi, other food giants over plastic pollution: ‘Poisoning everything’

A Bay Area environmental group sued some of the world's biggest food, beverage and product manufacturers Wednesday, accusing them of polluting the world's oceans and waterways, including San Francisco and Monterey bays, with millions of tons of plastic.

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Justice

Undone science: When research fails polluted communities

Did a factory near Avalon, Pennsylvania make residents sick? The science is lacking — and there are many more places just like Avalon.
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Justice

A decade of cleaner air ended in controversy and questions about Allegheny County’s future

Allegheny County reckons with new challenges and questions about priorities after a decade of improving air quality ended in one of the worst pollution episodes in recent memory.

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Toxics

Dennis Towne: Why I tell my Google co-workers and industry peers to avoid Pittsburgh

Industrial air pollution is so rare in my experience that I literally didn't even think to look for it here. I wonder how many other people new to Pittsburgh are in the same boat.

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Toxics

Indiana sets new sulfur dioxide emission limitations for Indiana Harbor Coke Co.

The company has been branded by regulators and environmental groups as one of the region's worst polluters after repeated Clean Air Act violations.

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Justice

U.S. Steel to spend $8.5 million to settle Clairton class action

Agreement requires steelmaker to make additional pollution controls at coke works and pay residents for odor and soot issues.

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Toxics

Pennsylvania's air was a little fresher in 2019, state data shows

A new state report indicates that Pennsylvanians are breathing cleaner air. However, one big exception includes residents living near U.S. Steel's Clairton Coke Works facility in Allegheny County.

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Toxics

PennEnvironment says incoming Allegheny County health director must prioritize air quality

Environmental activists are asking the Allegheny County Health Department to step up air quality monitoring and enforcement.

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Toxics

From slag to shopping: Century III Mall was part of an industrial recycling project

Century III Mall literally occupies a unique place in the Pittsburgh region — and a role in an early industrial recycling project.
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Toxics

LISTEN: Western PA children breathe in a lot more coke carcinogens than other US kids

The Confluence's Megan Harris chats with EHN reporter Kristina Marusic about her recent analysis that found kids in Allegheny County are exposed to extremely high levels of carcinogenic chemicals, particularly those from coke ovens, and face much higher rates of cancer than most kids in the U.S.

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Justice

Environmental groups sue U.S. Steel over Mon Valley pollution

Environmental groups say health of Mon Valley residents damaged when U.S. Steel illegally operated coke works without controls.

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