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U.S. Steel fires spark community backlash

U.S. Steel’s Clairton Coke Works plant.

By Erica Guthrie, Senior Staff Writer

June 26, 2019

Air quality groups in Pittsburgh are fired up over a string of fires — including a recent incident on June 13 — at U.S. Steel’s Clairton Coke Works, located about 30 minutes south of Oakland.

Activists call for independent audit of troubled U. S. Steel plant

Dave Smith, outreach coordinator of the Clean Air Council, speaks at a Tuesday afternoon press conference about air pollution in the Mon Valley.

By Jon Moss, News Editor

June 20, 2019

Activists with Pittsburgh’s Breathe Project met outside the U.S. Steel Tower Tuesday afternoon and declared “enough is enough,” calling for an independent audit of U.S. Steel’s troubled Clairton Coke Works plant.

Pittsburgh receives “F” for air quality despite decades of improvement

U.S. Steel’s Clairton Coke Works plant.

By Brian Gentry, Senior Staff Writer

May 14, 2019

Pittsburgh has made strides in distancing itself from its industrial past, but the region remains plagued by lingering air quality concerns.

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