September 10, 2018

Coke Plant Pollution Linked to “Asthma Epidemic” in Pittsburgh-Area Elementary School

Children at an elementary school 15 miles south of Pittsburgh have roughly double the asthma rates of Pennsylvania children and researchers say consistent toxic pollution from a nearby coke plant is mostly to blame.

The school, Clairton Elementary School, is in Clairton, Pennsylvania—home of U.S. Steel’s Clairton Coke Works, which is the biggest coke plant in the U.S.

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