U.S. Steel hit with $740K in fines over pollution control, other violations

U.S. Steel hit with $740K in fines over pollution control, other violations

January 17, 2020–TribLive.com

The Allegheny County Health Department has issued $743,625 in fines to U.S. Steel related to air pollution control and permit violations that occurred at the Clairton Coke Works facility last year, according to a statement from the health department Friday. This is the first round of fines that will be added to a Community Benefit Trust established by a June 2019 settlement agreement between the health department and U.S. Steel. That agreement covered $2.7 million in fines related to 2018 air pollution violations and early 2019 enforcement orders. Of that total, about $2.5 million — or 90% — was used to initiate the new Community Benefit Trust. That money will be used to benefit communities impacted by air pollution and includes the municipalities of Clairton, Glassport, Liberty, Lincoln and Port Vue, according to the settlement.

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