Allegheny County Health Department amends enforcement order for U.S. Steel

Allegheny County Health Department amends enforcement order for U.S. Steel

After a Christmas Eve fire at U.S. Steel’s Clairton Coke Works tainted the air in the historic Monongahela Valley, in late February the Allegheny County Health Department ordered U.S Steel to reduce its coke oven gas and daily SO2 emissions across all facilities until repairs were complete. Tuesday, the department announced it was moving up the deadline for completion in the form of an amended enforcement order. 

In the turmoil that followed the fire, U.S. Steel originally proposed a plan slating 70 percent of repairs to be completed in mid-May. Under the new order, Jim Kelly, the county’s deputy director of environmental health, said the company and county have agreed that in the interest of safety, repairs will be completed by April 15.  

Wednesday, March 13, 2019/Author: Atiya Irvin-Mitchell
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