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U.S. Steel reaches tentative settlement with Allegheny County, groups over air pollution following 2018 fire

The groups had sought $42 million for 102-day pollution control outage that sent emissions soaring.

By Reid Frazier

Groups, residents want EPA to protect Pittsburgh region from ‘unacceptably high’ levels of benzene pollution from U.S. Steel

A known carcinogen threatens ‘imminent danger’ to residents, groups argue
By Reid Frazier

US Steel fined $1.5 million for violations at Pittsburgh-area plant

The company also must make improvements to the Edgar Thomson plant, including installing a video system to monitor emissions, and conduct a study to determine better ways to control pollution.

By Reid Frazier

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.

By Reid Frazier

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.

By Reid Frazier

Updated: October 1, 2021 | 3:08 pm

US Steel is trying to block Allegheny County’s new coke oven rules

The company said the county is not “honoring its end of the bargain” struck as part of a 2019 settlement over air pollution violations.

By Reid Frazier

Environmental groups seek pre-trial ruling against U.S. Steel

The groups want a court-appointed outside monitor to oversee environmental compliance at U.S. Steel.  

By Julie Grant/The Allegheny Front