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The Pitt News

The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

The Pitt News

The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

The Pitt News

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

Editorial | Pennsylvania politicians need to take Clairton pollution seriously

By Pitt News Editorial Board June 18, 2019
We place trust in these politicians to protect us, and their refusal to acknowledge the health and environmental violations is doing the opposite.
Coke is used as fuel for iron ore smelting and metalworking processes.

Editorial: To protect Mon Valley, U.S. Steel must change

By The Pitt News Editorial Board January 18, 2019
The Clairton Coke Works plant has a long history of pollution violations. With the health of local residents at stake, U.S. Steel must finally commit to improving the coke plant’s track record.
Industrial activity is a major contributor to Pittsburgh air pollution.

Clean air policies go up in smoke

By Erica Guthrie, Staff Writer November 12, 2018
Pittsburgh isn’t a newcomer to low rankings in air quality. The city is ranked the eighth worst city in the country for particle pollution by the American Lung Association and received straight-F grades for particle pollution and ozone levels.
Mark Dixon discussed the hazards of having an ethane cracker plant close to Pittsburgh during a talk in the William Pitt Union Assembly Room Wednesday evening. (Photo by Issi Glatts | Staff Photographer)

Activist warns of cracker plant consequences

By Remy Samuels | Staff Writer November 16, 2017

When Mark Dixon found out Shell Oil Company planned to build a petrochemical plant in nearby Beaver County, he immediately thought of the pollution and environmental devastation that would soon take place...

A rendering of Shells cracker plant in Beaver, Pennsylvania. (Photo courtesy of Shell)

Cracker plant creates controversy

By Remy Samuels | For The Pitt News October 5, 2017

Despite the promise of creating 600 permanent jobs, the ethane cracker plant being built about 40 minutes northwest of Pittsburgh by car continues to face scrutiny from environmental groups. Shell...

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