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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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US Steel fined (again) for pollution at Clairton Coke Works. 'This is nothing new.'

The debate over air quality in the Mon Valley flared this week as the Group Against Smog and Pollution (GASP) called on U.S. Steel to once again improve pollution-creating conditions at Clairton Coke Works.

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What you need to know about air quality improvements in Allegheny County

We have the details about which air quality standards Allegheny County now meets, how these gains were made, and if they will last.
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Mobile sources of pollution significant in Mon Valley, study says

U.S. Steel says soot pollution levels declined significantly when traffic declined during pandemic stay-at-home orders in March.
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Allegheny County is drafting a rule that would require U.S. Steel to take action during high-pollution days

Allegheny County's Air Pollution Control Advisory Committee is considering the draft of a rule that would require industrial polluters like U.S. Steel to reduce emissions when a temperature inversion traps in pollution that exceeds EPA standards.

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Big bang at steel mill blamed on heavy snow

What sounded like an explosion rumbled through neighborhoods near the U.S. Steel Corp.'s Edgar Thomson mill in Braddock Friday morning.

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DEP deals blow to fracking plan at U.S. Steel mill near Pittsburgh

The agency says it will suspend reviewing environmental permits for the controversial well after it lost its local zoning permit.
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Clairton Coke Works holding emergency test Tuesday

U.S. Steel Corp, schedules annual emergency systems test at its Clairton Coke Works for five hours on Tuesday.
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Allegheny County residents demand stronger pollution regs for U.S. Steel plant

An air inversion in early November caused a string of bad air days near the Clairton Coke Works. Residents are sick of it.
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After 7 days of exceedances, Mon Valley's air pollution still a big problem

High air pollution levels during recent inversions spark calls for more emissions controls at U.S. Steel’s coke works in Clairton.
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On election day, our team of reporters visited polling places in Pennsylvania to talk with voters about how they voted, and if environmental issues were top of mind. 
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Allegheny County Board of Health votes to open comment period on proposed coke oven rules

The Allegheny County Board of Health will take public comment on more stringent rules proposed for coke oven gas emissions at U.S. Steel Corp.'s Clairton Coke Works.

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U.S. Steel's $1.5 billion investment in Mon Valley Works in question?

U.S. Steel Corp. CEO David Burritt delivered some surprising comments Friday about the Pittsburgh-based steelmaker's plans to spend some $1.5 billion upgrading its Mon Valley Works.

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Meet the 11 people who help set air quality rules for Allegheny County

The Air Pollution Control Advisory Committee, appointed by the county executive, is the starting point for all local air quality rules in Allegheny County, including those setting emissions standards, reporting requirements and enforcement.
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The trough is behind U.S. Steel, CEO David Burritt says

Pittsburgh-based steelmaker U.S. Steel Corp. told investors that things are beginning to look up after a quarter that saw multiple facilities shut down and profits plunge as a result of the pandemic and deteriorating state of the oil and gas industry.

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