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.
The Christmas Eve fire destroyed the pollution controls at the Clairton Coke Works, knocking them offline for three months.
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
U.S. Steel, Allegheny County Health Department finalize air pollution settlement agreement and order
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.