PennEnvironment Releases Allegheny County's Toxic Ten List

Names Industrial Facilities That Release Most Toxins

Shelby Cassesse
February 27, 2018 - 4:56 pm
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PITTSBURGH (NewsRadio 1020 KDKA) – PennEnvironment released their "Toxic Ten" list, which names the industrial facilities in Allegheny County that release the most hazardous toxins into the air. 

These facilities emitted more that 955,000 pounds of toxic pollutants in 2016, accounting for more than 70% of the air pollution from the county's industrial sources. 

Marina Santicola was a student at Highlands high school, located a half mile from ATI Flat Rolled Products – Allegheny County's second-most toxic facility.

"I was subjecting myself to dangerous levels of pollutions in the air surrounding my school," she said at a press conference Tuesday. "We need to hold facilities like ATI accountable for polluting our homes, our places of work, our schools and our lives."​

A University of Pittsburgh study found that the Pittsburgh region ranks in the top 2% for cancer caused from such facilities pollution in the nation. 

Allegheny County's Toxic Ten:

1. Cheswick Power Plant

2. ATI Flat Rolled Products

3. USS-Clairton Plant

4. ATI Powder Metals

5. Valspar Coatings

6. Universal Stainless and Alloy Products 

7. BPI Inc. - McKees Rocks Plant

8. Harsco Metals

9. Pressure Chemical Company

10. McConway & Torley Foundry

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