• U.S. Steel fined $700K by health department for emissions problems

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    PITTSBURGH - U.S. Steel has been fined more than $700,000 for continued emissions problems at the Clairton Coke Works facility, the Allegheny County Health Department announced Monday.

    The fine is the third civil penalty against U.S. Steel since June 2018, totaling more then $2 million, the health department said.

    A June 28 civil penalty for more than $1 million was because of a decrease in compliance over time at the Clairton Coke Works, according to the health department. The second civil penalty, a fine of $620,316, came on Oct. 18 for continued emissions problems at the same facility.

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    Monday’s $707,568 fine for the third and fourth quarters of 2018 comes after a Dec. 24 fire at the Clairton Coke Works.

    Once repairs needed after the fire are completed, the health department “will conduct a comprehensive assessment of violations and will evaluate and review all information to determine the amount of the resulting civil penalties,” a news release said.


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