Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Shenango Closure Will Make Our Region Healthier

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Shenango Closure Will Make Our Region Healthier

Article excerpt

I, like many, was shocked when DTE announced the closure of its Shenango coke facility on Neville Island ("DTE to Close Shenango Plant, Affecting 173 Workers," Dec. 18). As has been well documented, this plant has been in near constant violation of air pollution laws for years. Pollution from Shenango has made too many people in our community sick. There is no doubt that the closure of the plant will make the Pittsburgh region a healthier place to live.

I know firsthand the impact that Pittsburgh's air pollution has on community health. My family and I moved here a few years ago from Brooklyn, N.Y., where I ran two New York City Marathons. Living in our new community, though, I found myself constantly out of breath. The cause, it was determined, was, of all things, the dirty air. …

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