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Pittsburgh is cheap, but it stinks. Or so says Google engineer Dennis Towne, whose recent PublicSource essay laments the city's noxious pollution problem and urges tech workers to stay away.

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Pittsburgh's Neville Island residents could have been drinking PFAS-contaminated water for a month, township officials say

Editor's note: This story was originally published by PublicSource and is part of an ongoing collaboration between Environmental Health News and PublicSource on PFAS contamination in Pennsylvania.

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On media: These journalists speak for the river

Several media outlets, including Environmental Health News, are collaborating to give voice to the Ohio River and its watershed.

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Industry officials, protesters confront Appalachia's future as a possible petrochemical hub

Attendees at an industry conference in West Virginia on Tuesday cheered projections for increased petrochemical production in the next 40 years, while protesters outside held up withered single-use plastic bags to show the environmental harm of petroleum products.

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‘A lot of hoops,’ delays and a lack of contractors: Allegheny County program to remove lead from homes falters

Jenny and Clint Stalnaker's two young children have lead levels more than twice the limit of concern set by the Centers for Disease Control.

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