Latest by Reid Frazier
Pennsylvania investigating odor event at Shell ethane cracker
Homer City — Pa.’s largest coal-fired power plant — will close in July
More than 125 people will lose their jobs, and a labor leader cited Pa.’s expected entry into the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative as a key factor. The plant’s CEO says “we did everything possible to maintain our operations.”
U.S. Steel reaches tentative settlement with Allegheny County, groups over air pollution following 2018 fire
The groups had sought $42 million for 102-day pollution control outage that sent emissions soaring.
More flaring at Shell’s Beaver County plant after compressor problem
U.S. Steel closing 3 coke batteries at its Clairton Plant. Move is expected to lower emissions
Dioxin concerns in East Palestine persist as people wait on results of testing now under way
Burning chemicals with chlorine in them, like vinyl chloride, can create dioxins–toxic chemicals that can linger in the environment for years.
At East Palestine train derailment site, Norfolk Southern under investigation by OSHA after workers report health problems
On the night of Feb. 3, 38 cars of a Norfolk Southern train derailed, including 11 that were carrying hazardous materials.