PHOTOS: Understanding Emissions Points, Operations at U.S. Steel’s Edgar Thomson Plant

Updated: Sep 13

GASP has been vocal in demanding transparency regarding when and how the Allegheny County Health Department (ACHD) and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will force U.S. Steel to get its Edgar Thomson Plant back into compliance with local and federal air quality regulations.


While the public is STILL waiting for an update on a compliance plan promised way back in 2017, those living near the facility continue to deal with smoke, dust, and malodors emanating from Edgar Thomson.


GASP wanted to encourage residents to continue to be vigilant and make air quality complaints to ACHD each and every time you experience foul odors or see dark, thick plumes stretching into the sky from Edgar Thomson.


We also wanted to remind folks that the most effective air quality complaints include the time and date of the incident, as well as a quick narrative of what you saw and where.


Because we get that most people probably aren’t well-versed in the steel-making process, we put together some visuals to help you better understand operations at the plant and more effectively pinpoint where the emissions you’re seeing are coming from – check it out:

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