U.S. Steel’s Edgar Thomson Works has been belching smoke in Braddock for years.
As much of its shuttered business district attests, Braddock has struggled to stay afloat through three decades of hard times. But that recovery could be derailed if a court upholds a massive appeals board reduction of US Steel’s Edgar Thompson Works.
Governor Tom Corbett toured US Steel’s Clairton Coke Works Monday where construction continues on the modernization of its coke batteries. Its work, company officials say, guarantees the presence of US Steel in the Mon Valley for years to come.