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US Steel's Clairton Coke Works

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

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.”

By Reid Frazier

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

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

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

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