The Allegheny County Health (ACHD) department on Friday announced that U.S. Steel has appealed the civil penalty of $707,568 that was issued against it April 1.
The penalty was assessed because of continued air quality issues at the Clairton Coke Works facility for the 3rd and 4th quarters of 2018.
The company had previously appealed a civil penalty of $620,316, that was issued by the ACHD on Oct. 18, for continued emissions problems for the 2nd quarter of 2018 at the Clairton Coke Works facility.
A hearing to determine the merits of these two appeals will be held Sept. 16-18, 2019 (date subject to change).
Additional documents related to this case and all other cases brought before the hearing officer can be found here: http://bit.ly/2VTPN9P