US Steel may $ 1.5 million due to pollution at Edgar Thomson Works

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – US Steel has to pay a $ 1.5 million fine to Edgar Thomson Works for air pollution violations.

The corporation also needs to make improvements in steel production in Braddock. It is part of a court agreement announced Tuesday with the Environmental Protection Agency and the Allegheny County Health Department.

The Consent Decree addresses numerous violations of the Clean Air Act dating back to 2016 at Edgar Thomson Works.

“Everyone has the right to clean air, and the Allegheny County Department of Health continues to work to ensure that right for all residents,” said in a release the director of the Department of Health, Dr. Debra Bogen. “This settlement is another step towards that goal in Braddock and surrounding communities, many of which are designated by environmental justice communities.”

The agreement states that US Steel needs to make numerous improvements in training, monitoring and work practices to improve compliance and timely response to air pollution.

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