Air Quality Complications and Shenango Coke Plant

Oct 1, 2014

A view of Neville Island and Shenango Coke Works.
Credit Jon Dawson / Flickr

The Shenango Coke Works on Neville Island has consistently violated local clean air regulations leading some citizens to ask why the Allegheny County Health Department doesn't shut the plant down.

We pose that question and more to Jim Thompson, Air Quality Program Manager for the Allegheny County Health Department. Hear from Bellevue resident Ken Holmes and other local residents who are concerned about air quality in the area.

Here is what EP listeners had to say on Twitter:

For local air quality resources visit:

Allegheny County Health Department Air Quality Program

The Breathe Project

Group Against Smog and Pollution - G.A.S.P.