Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

It's Time to Clean Up Dte's Shenango Plant

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

It's Time to Clean Up Dte's Shenango Plant

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I live less than 1,000 yards from the DTE Shenango plant on Neville Island, and I know the negative health impact of the toxins it releases.

On Nov. 19, I was joined by many of my fellow advocates for cleaner air and a healthier Pittsburgh at a community meeting with the Environmental Protection Agency and the Allegheny County Health Department. Our simple ask - to put citizens' health first by cleaning up Shenango ("Coke Plant Emissions Drawing New Regulatory Scrutiny," Nov. 20).

I've lived here all my life and take pride in this city. I know that we must take appropriate measures to clean up our air.

After a career in the steel industry, my grandfather suffered a heart attack and spent the last years of his life tethered to an oxygen machine. …

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