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Democratic state lawmakers held a hearing on the Clairton Coke Works fire and subsequent air quality issues Thursday, drawing a large crowd of steelworkers and Mon Valley residents to the Clairton Municipal Building.

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.

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

East Liverpool, Ohio sits along the Ohio River at the border of Pennsylvania and Ohio.

For struggling Ohio town, polluting industries have brought needed jobs. Now it’s happening again

East Liverpool, just across the Pennsylvania border northwest of Pittsburgh, has a history of welcoming polluting businesses because people need the jobs. But some residents fault city leaders and regulators for failing to protect them.

By Julie Grant, The Allegheny Front

US Steel's Clairton Coke Works.

US Steel claims air pollution order could cost it $400 million

County says order is necessary to get region's air within federal pollution limits
By Reid Frazier