U.S. Steel fined more than $4.5 million for air pollution in Clairton
The fine came just weeks after the health department fined U.S. Steel nearly 2 million dollars for gas leaks at the Clairton Coke Works.
US Steel fined $1.8 million for ‘rotten egg’-gas pollution near Pittsburgh
An Allegheny County study pinned hydrogen sulfide levels on the Clairton plant. The company disputes the findings.
US Steel appealing nearly $900K air pollution fines
Clairton coke works is the county’s largest single emitter of particle pollution.
In federal court, plaintiffs say US Steel fire, pollution control outage was a ‘complete failure’
The plaintiffs are asking a judge to find the company guilty of committing over 12,000 violations of the Clean Air Act, and to order US Steel to ensure the plant will never again go without air pollution controls.
Hearing officer blocks Allegheny County’s new coke oven regulations for US Steel
A clean-air group criticized the county for limiting its own ability to regulate the company.
Corroded equipment led to catastrophic 2018 fire at U.S. Steel plant, court documents reveal
A report by U.S. Steel investigators found that multiple equipment failures made the fire bigger and more destructive.
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.
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.
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