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U.S. Steel fires spark community backlash

U.S. Steel fires spark community backlash

By Erica Guthrie, Senior Staff Writer

June 25, 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

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

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.

Editorial | Pennsylvania politicians need to take Clairton pollution seriously

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.

Fire at U. S. Steel plant cuts power to key pollution control systems

Fire at U. S. Steel plant cuts power to key pollution control systems

By Jon Moss, News Editor

June 18, 2019

An electrical fire occurred at U.S. Steel’s Clairton Coke Works plant early Monday morning rendering desulfurization, or pollution control, systems inoperational, according to the Allegheny County Health Department.

Editorial: Air quality concerns require stronger action

Editorial: Air quality concerns require stronger action

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

February 7, 2019

The number of air quality alerts issued lately is cause for great concern. It feels as if we’re sliding backwards with our air quality, and this is something we absolutely can’t allow to happen.

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

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.

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