US Steel to improve Clairton Coke Works

Monday, 01 July 2019 23:33:53 (GMT+3)   |   San Diego

US Steel in Pennsylvania has committed to an investment of $200 million for improvements to the Clairton Coke Works segment including upgrading emissions controls. The draft deal with the Allegheny Department of Health settles citations and fines for air pollution violations issued for 2018. Specifically, the investment establishes battery operation improvements and designates a big cut of the money from the fines to benefit several communities affected the pollution. The deal also offers a system to improve operational transparency with regular testing and reporting.

Of the $2.7 million in 2018 pollution fines for US Steel, 90 percent will go to benefit neighboring communities, including Clairton. The rest would go to the county’s Clean Air Fund.

The agreement is being offered a public comment during a 30-day period starting July 1.

US Steel resumes operations at Clairton Coke Works following a fire. The Health Department has verified pollutions controls are reinstated.

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