Reid Frazier

Reid R. Frazier is an energy reporter for The Allegheny Front, a Pittsburgh-based public media outlet covering the environment in Pennsylvania. His work has aired on NPR and Marketplace.

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Cheryl Hurt of Clairton at a press conference to discuss air pollution from US Steel's Clairton Coke Works.

Residents, environmental groups call for Clairton plant to go on ‘hot idle’

If the plant is allowed to maintain production while it fixes damaged pollution controls, a state representative said, it means choosing business over residents’ health, “and we’re here to say that that is not the case anymore.”

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US Steel's Clairton Coke Works

Residents question air-quality notification delay after Clairton Coke Works fire

Some people, including Clairton’s mayor, said they didn’t hear about the fire — and the air quality problems — until more than two weeks after the fire.

By Reid Frazier

US Steel's Clairton Coke Works

Pittsburgh-area legislators want hearing on Clairton Coke Works

They’re concerned about how much time went by between the fire that damaged pollution controls and a public notice about high pollution levels.

By Reid Frazier

US Steel's Clairton Coke Works.

Students report problems breathing after US Steel fire

Fire damaged pollution controls
By Reid Frazier

People packed a room for a public hearing on fracking in Franklin Park, Pa. on Monday, Jan. 14.
Updated: January 15, 2019 | 10:01 am

Pittsburgh suburb is deciding whether to allow fracking beneath local park

It’s a ‘once-in-a-lifetime opportunity’ to one resident. To others, health concerns override any potential upside.

By Reid Frazier

US Steel's Clairton Coke Works.

Residents near Pittsburgh issued air warning because of pollution from US Steel plant

A fire at the plant damaged pollution control equipment, causing spikes in sulfur dioxide levels
By Reid Frazier

MarkWest's Houston gas processing plant in Washington County, Pa.

Man injured in gas plant blast dies

Worker was burned; died at hospital
By Reid Frazier

Construction takes place in December 2017 at the site of Shell's ethane cracker plant in Beaver County.

DEP approves ethane pipeline to Shell’s cracker in Beaver County

Some site work can begin as company awaits other regulatory approvals
By Reid Frazier

MarkWest's Houston gas processing plant in Washington County, Pa.

Collette Williams and her son SaVaughn, 13, live a few blocks from the Clairton Coke Works.
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