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‘We don’t understand why they haven’t done this yet’: Groups sue US Steel over emissions data

US Steel reported releases of sulfur dioxide to local regulators after a Christmas Eve fire knocked out pollution controls. But two environmental groups said the company also should have reported releases of other hazardous pollutants.

By Reid Frazier


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.”

By Reid Frazier

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

Students report problems breathing after US Steel fire

Fire damaged pollution controls
By Reid Frazier