- Associated Press - Friday, March 25, 2016

CLAIRTON, Pa. (AP) - North America’s largest coke producer has once again agreed to fix longstanding air pollution problems at its plant outside Pittsburgh.

U.S. Steel’s Clairton Coke Works has had a series of agreements with the Allegheny County Health Department dating to at least 2007, but the massive plant continues exceeding limits on air pollution. The company has paid more than $3.9 million in penalties since 2009.

The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review (http://bit.ly/1UhJjhr ) reports the latest agreement allows the plant to continue operating for at least five years while it makes fixes. U.S. Steel also agreed to another $25,000 in penalties.

A Pennsylvania environmental group said in January it planned to sue over clean air violations. PennFuture says it might seek to intervene in U.S. Steel’s latest settlement with the health department.


Information from: Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, http://pghtrib.com



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