Allegheny Co. Health Dept. Fines US Steel More Than $361K For Violations At Clairton Coke WorksThe Allegheny County Health Department is fining U.S. Steel more than $360,000 for pollution and permit violations.
Debate Rages On As Air Quality In Region Ranks Among The Worst In The NationMany take the air we breathe here in Pittsburgh for granted, but suddenly it's become the topic of major debate.
Allegheny Co. Health Dept. Launches Efforts To Combat Weather-Related Pollution EventsAfter the Air Quality Index showed that the Clairton and Liberty areas had some of the worst conditions in the nation last week, the Allegheny County Health Department says it's launching efforts to combat weather-related pollution events.
Allegheny County Elected Officials Call For Crackdown On Industrial PollutionMore than 60 elected officials from Allegheny County signed an open letter calling for clean air in our region.
Study: Exposure To Polluted Air Is Equivalent To Smoking A Pack A DayA recent study shows that exposure to polluted air is on par with smoking a pack of cigarettes a day.
Air Quality Being Monitored In PittsburghGraduate students in California are collecting air quality data in Pittsburgh.
Cooking, Cleaning Could Raise Air Pollution Levels In Homes, Study SaysResearchers say cooking, cleaning, and other household activities generate levels of pollution in the average home similar to that of a polluted major city.
Report Says Pittsburgh Region Is 4th Worst In Country For Bad Air DaysA new study ranks the Pittsburgh region the 4th worst major metropolitan region in the country for air pollution.
Shale Pipeline Operator To Pay Fine In Air Pollution CaseA shale pipeline operator is agreeing to pay a $610,000 fine to settle complaints that it was violating air pollution laws in Pennsylvania.
Supreme Court Seems Divided Over EPA Mercury LimitsThe Supreme Court's conservative justices cast doubt Wednesday on the Obama administration's first-ever regulations aimed at reducing power plant emissions of mercury and other hazardous air pollutants.
Health Department Considering Plan To Clean Up Air PollutionHow does free bus service sound? That’s part of a new proposal to clean up the air here in Pittsburgh.
Many Members Resign From Shenango's Good Neighbor Working GroupSeven of 10 members of the Neville Island Good Neighbors Working Group are quitting, saying they're frustrated that air pollution caused by a Pittsburgh-area coke plant isn't being fixed fast enough.
New Study Shows Allegheny Co. Residents Have Higher Cancer RiskResidents of Allegheny County have twice the cancer risk of those living in surrounding counties, according to a study from the Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health.
Pittsburgh Region Cancer Risk Is Among Highest In The NationPittsburgh region has cancer risk among the highest in the nation caused by hazardous air pollution.