Kids in Clairton are experiencing decreased lung function following the Clairton Coke Works fire

The region remains under a health advisory due to high levels of sulfur dioxide pollution.

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.

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