Clean Air and Good Jobs in the Mon Valley — Changing the Debate

Packed room at Clairton City Hall for the meeting on the Air Quality Crisis. Photo credit Rep. Miller

At 4:15 am on Christmas Eve, a fire broke out at US Steel’s Clairton Coke Plant outside of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania causing significant damage to the plant’s №2 and №5 control rooms and vacuum machines used to clean coke oven gases. Without the use of the damaged equipment the plant cannot perform desulfurization of the coke oven gas generated during the coke-making process…