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US Steel's Clairton Coke Works.

U.S. Steel's Clairton Plant, the largest coke works in North America, in Clairton, Pa.

‘Razorblades and feathers in my throat’: A fire at a U.S. Steel plant near Pittsburgh made a major polluter even worse

Pollution controls damaged by a Christmas Eve fire are working again. But many people in nearby communities are still feeling the effects — and worrying about their health.

By Reid Frazier

US Steel's Clairton Coke Works, near Pittsburgh.

US Steel's Clairton Coke Works

U.S. Steel's Edgar Thomson Plant is in the eastern Pittsburgh suburbs.


US Steel appeals order to lower its sulfur emissions

Order might include a 'hot idle' at the Clairton Coke Works
By Reid Frazier

US Steel's Clairton Coke Works.

US Steel ordered to clean up sulfur emissions following fire

Allegheny County’s health department says the plant is emitting five times more sulfur dioxide than it’s supposed to, and has to take action to fix the problem.

By Amy Sisk

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.
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