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Southwestern Pa. network takes on ‘unnecessary’ environmental risks for cancer

The network of physicians, researchers, activists and cancer survivors says research shows rates for six types of cancer that have strong links to toxic chemicals are elevated in seven Southwestern Pennsylvania counties compared with national rates.

By Julie Grant/The Allegheny Front

New study links increase in asthma hospital visits to 2018 fire at U.S. Steel’s Clairton plant

The Christmas Eve fire destroyed the pollution controls at the Clairton Coke Works, knocking them offline for three months.

By Kiley Koscinski/WESA

Group worries that new air pollution permit could allow Clairton coke works to pollute more

A company spokesperson said the purpose of putting in new pollution controls is to improve the efficiency of the pollution collection system, not to increase coke production

By Reid Frazier


Class action settlement delivers $2 million to residents living near Clairton Coke Works

The settlement stipulates that U.S. Steel put $6.5 million towards environmental improvement projects at the facility.
By Sarah Boden/WESA





‘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
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