By: KDKA-TV News Staff
PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – The Allegheny County Department of Health fined US Steel $1.8 million for emissions from the Clairton Coke Plant.
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The health department said the plant had 153 hours of excess hydrogen sulfide levels between January 2020 and March 1 of this year. Those emissions create the smell of rotten eggs and trigger complaints from people living nearby and downwind.
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The Liberty Borough air monitoring station recorded all emissions. The health department says the fine is the first it has introduced against a single source for this type of excess behavior.
“We are looking to make sure we are 100% compliant, and we are working diligently to ensure that we assess all sources of pollution in the county and hold everyone accountable. contribute to those pollutants,” said Shannon Sandberg, county health officer of the enforcement.
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The health department said the amount of the fine is determined by the number of violations and the company’s compliance history, among other things.
https://pittsburgh.cbslocal.com/2022/03/07/us-steel-clairton-coke-works-hydrogen-sulfide-emissions/ U.S. Steel fined $1.8 million for emissions from Clairton coke work – CBS Pittsburgh