US Steel

Awarding Clairton Coke Works the Closed Windows Award

Consent Agreement Feels like a Case of Déjà Vu

April 4, 2016

Did you hear the recent news? The Allegheny County Health Department (ACHD), the primary agency that deals with air pollution in Pittsburgh and the surrounding county, reached a deal with US Steel to reduce emissions from the Clairton Coke Works. They announced it on Good Friday, but it should have been Groundhog Day because it's giving me a serious case of déjà vu.

Clariton Coke Works. Photo credit: Cassi Steenblok / Clean Water Action

Standing up for the Health of Mon Valley Residents

February 9, 2016

The U.S. Steel owned Clairton Coke Works is the largest producer of coke in the nation, and 37,000 people live in the plant’s shadow. We know that coke emissions can be very dangerous – the Environmental Protection Agency has classified them as carcinogens.