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EPA cites high incidence of cancer in Glassport and Clairton: Lawyer News
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Residents of Clairton and Glassport are exposed to toxic air pollutants that make their risk of getting cancer around 20 times greater than the national average, according to a new report by the federal Environmental Protection Agency, and reported in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette on Thursday, June 25, 2009.
A lawyer from our Environmental and Toxic Torts unit has begun to investigate the issue and would welcome information about how you have been affected.
Reportedly, the national Air Toxics Assessment report calculated the cancer risk for Clairton residents at 762 in 1 million, and for Glassport residents at 700 in 1 million, the third- and fourth-highest risk rates in the nation.
The Post-Gazette cited nearby residents who are concerned about smog and a perceived high incidence of neighbors with asthma and cancer.
Many area residents are now concerned about the coke quenching process at U.S. Steel's Clairton Coke operation at the bottom of Clairton's Maple Avenue.
The article mentions that U.S. Steel's coke works in Clairton, which, despite spending hundreds of millions of dollars to reduce air pollution over the last 20 years, remains one of the county's biggest air pollution sources.
Other studies have also identified serious concerns regarding Allegheny County air quality, including an American Lung Association ranking that placed Pittsburgh first in the nation for soot pollution and a USA Today report that found four of the seven U.S. schools most at-risk for air pollution are in Allegheny County.
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