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U. S. Steel Clairton Plant Reaches Repair Milestone

U. S. Steel is pleased to announce that we are now desulfurizing 100% of the coke oven gas generated at our Clairton Plant. While we employed many effective mitigation measures after a fire on Dec. 24 caused catastrophic damage to the facility, we are now able to operate the state-of-the-art desulfurization plant again. This is an important milestone in our repair efforts and we will continue to monitor and adjust coking times as appropriate.

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U. S. Steel Provides ACHD with Weekly Update

We have been providing regular verbal and written updates to the Allegheny County Health Department while we continue to work around the clock to make the necessary repairs to bring the facility back to normal operations as quickly as possible. Today, we delivered a weekly written update to the department containing mitigation updates, a list of completed repairs and upcoming repairs. This report can be viewed in its entirety below. The safety of our employees, contractors and neighbors remains our top priority and we will continue to provide updates as they become available. 

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ACHD Records Hourly Exceedance at Liberty Monitor

Allegheny County Health Department reported that a regional meteorological inversion occurred this morning.  Hourly data collected from Department’s Liberty Borough ambient air monitor recorded a sulfur dioxide level of 82 parts per billion for the 3:00 AM hour on March 28th.  The national standard for sulfur dioxide is 75 parts per billion. There have been no further exceedances.

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U. S. Steel Provides ACHD with Weekly Update

We have been providing regular verbal and written updates to the Allegheny County Health Department while we continue to work around the clock to make the necessary repairs to bring the facility back to normal operations as quickly as possible. Today, we delivered a weekly written update to the department containing mitigation updates, a list of completed repairs and upcoming repairs. This report can be viewed in its entirety below. The safety of our employees, contractors and neighbors remains our top priority and we will continue to provide updates as they become available. 


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U. S. Steel Provides ACHD with Weekly Update

We have been providing regular verbal and written updates to the Allegheny County Health Department while we continue to work around the clock to make the necessary repairs to bring the facility back to normal operations as quickly as possible. Today, we delivered a weekly written update to the department containing mitigation updates, a list of completed repairs and upcoming repairs. This report can be viewed in its entirety below. The safety of our employees, contractors and neighbors remains our top priority and we will continue to provide updates as they become available. 

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U. S. Steel Shares New Repair Photos

We are on track to have the desulfurization process at the Clairton Plant operational by April 15, 2019, when 100% of the coke oven gas generated will be desulfurized. 

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U. S. Steel Provides ACHD with Weekly Update

We have been providing regular verbal and written updates to the Allegheny County Health Department while we continue to work around the clock to make the necessary repairs to bring the facility back to normal operations as quickly as possible. Today, we delivered a weekly written update to the department containing mitigation updates, a list of completed repairs and upcoming repairs. This report can be viewed in its entirety below. The safety of our employees, contractors and neighbors remains our top priority and we will continue to provide updates as they become available.

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U. S. Steel Responds to ACHD 2019 Enforcement Order

We are pleased to report that we have updated the timeline for repairs on the Clairton Plant’s desulfurization process.  The desulfurization process will be operational by April 15, 2019, when we will be able to desulfurize 100% of the coke oven gas generated at a reduced coke production rate.  This is one month ahead of our initial estimate of desulfurizing 70% of the coke oven gas by May 15. 

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U. S. Steel Provides ACHD with Weekly Update

We have been providing regular verbal and written updates to the Allegheny County Health Department while we continue to work around the clock to make the necessary repairs to bring the facility back to normal operations as quickly as possible. Today, we delivered a weekly written update to the department containing mitigation updates, a list of completed repairs and upcoming repairs. This report can be viewed in its entirety below. The safety of our employees, contractors and neighbors remains our top priority and we will continue to provide updates as they become available.

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U. S. Steel Issues Statement on Allegheny County Health Department Enforcement Order

Today, United States Steel Corporation (NYSE: X) issued the following statement regarding the February 28 Enforcement Order issued by the Allegheny County Health Department. The company’s statement follows.

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U. S. Steel Receives Unilateral Order from Allegheny County Health Department

U. S. Steel has received a copy of the health department’s order and is reviewing it. It is important to note that we have made significant progress on repairing our facility in the aftermath of the Dec. 24 fire. This matter has been a top priority for the entire company since it occurred, and we continue to work around the clock with maximum resources to resolve it as quickly as possible.

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U. S. Steel Provides ACHD with Weekly Update

We have been providing regular verbal and written updates to the Allegheny County Health Department while we continue to work around the clock to make the necessary repairs to bring the facility back to normal operations as quickly as possible. Today, we delivered a weekly written update to the department containing mitigation updates, a list of completed repairs and upcoming repairs. This report can be viewed in its entirety below. The safety of our employees, contractors and neighbors remains our top priority and we will continue to provide updates as they become available.

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U. S. Steel Provides ACHD with Weekly Update

We have been providing regular verbal and written updates to the Allegheny County Health Department while we continue to work around the clock to make the necessary repairs to bring the facility back to normal operations as quickly as possible. Today, we delivered a weekly written update to the department containing mitigation updates, a list of completed repairs and upcoming repairs. This report can be viewed in its entirety below. The safety of our employees, contractors and neighbors remains our top priority and we will continue to provide updates as they become available.

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U. S. Steel Provides ACHD with Weekly Update

We have been providing regular verbal and written updates to the Allegheny County Health Department while we continue to work around the clock to make the necessary repairs to bring the facility back to normal operations as quickly as possible. Today, we delivered a weekly written update to the department containing mitigation updates, a list of completed repairs and upcoming repairs. This report can be viewed in its entirety below. The safety of our employees, contractors and neighbors remains our top priority and we will continue to provide updates as they become available.

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U. S. Steel Joins PA House-Senate Public Hearing in Clairton

We appreciate the opportunity to take part in the Joint Public Hearing on the Clairton Plant Fire and Improving Air Quality in Clairton, where our speakers provided an update on our repair progress and environmental performance. Highlights of these remarks and accompanying presentation are available below.

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ACHD Records Hourly Exceedance at North Braddock Monitor

Hourly data collection from the North Braddock Monitor near our Edgar Thomson Plant during the 10 p.m. hour on Monday, February 4 recorded a sulfur dioxide level of 82 parts per billion, before dropping back below the national standard for sulfur dioxide of 75 parts per billion the following hour. This was the first recorded hourly exceedance in the Mon Valley since Jan. 8. Our investigation has not identified anything in our operations that led to elevated sulfur dioxide emissions from Edgar Thomson during this time.

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U. S. Steel Notifies Agencies of Oil Leak Onto Clairton Plant Property

On the morning of February 4, a light oil leak was discovered at a pipeline on the grounds of the Clairton Plant. The light oil leak was accumulated on the soil.  It did not reach any drains and did not escape the property. Maintenance crews immediately began working to repair the leak, taking all actions to minimize soil contact.  We immediately contained the leakNo employees were injured and there was no risk to nearby communities.

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U. S. Steel Updates ACHD on Repairs and Progress

We have been providing regular verbal and written updates to the Allegheny County Health Department while we continue to work around the clock to make the necessary repairs to bring the facility back to normal operations as quickly as possible. Today, we delivered a weekly written update to the department containing mitigation updates, a list of completed repairs and upcoming repairs. This report can be viewed in its entirety below. The safety of our employees, contractors and neighbors remains our top priority and we will continue to provide updates as they become available.

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U. S. Steel, AHN Offer Free Health Screenings for Residents of Mon Valley

U. S. Steel, Highmark Health and Allegheny Health Network (AHN) are working together to provide Clairton and Mon Valley residents who may have newly-experienced respiratory issues convenient access to free health care screenings.

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ACHD Releases Alert Update

The Allegheny County Health Department has released a statement saying, “… at this time, there is no need to take any specific precautions, but residents, especially sensitive populations, should continue to be aware of the potential for SO2 exceedances until repairs at U. S. Steel’s Clairton Coke Works are complete.”

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U. S. Steel Updates ACHD on Repairs and Progress

We have been providing regular verbal and written updates to the Allegheny County Health Department while we continue to work around the clock to make the necessary repairs to bring the facility back to normal operations as quickly as possible. Today, we delivered a weekly written update to the department containing mitigation updates, a list of completed repairs and upcoming repairs.

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U. S. STEEL ISSUES MEDIA UPDATE

U. S. STEEL RELEASED THE FOLLOWING UPDATE TO PITTSBURGH-AREA MEDIA

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U. S. Steel Updates ACHD on Repairs and Progress

We have been providing regular verbal and written updates to the Allegheny County Health Department while we continue to work around the clock to make the necessary repairs to bring the facility back to normal operations as quickly as possible. Today, we delivered a weekly written update to the department containing mitigation updates, a list of completed repairs and upcoming repairs.

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U. S. Steel Releases Statement Updating the Public

As previously reported, a fire at U. S. Steel’s Clairton Plant resulted in significant damage to equipment and buildings, including units necessary for the safe and effective operation of the desulfurization process for coke oven gases. As described in reports filed with ACHD, we have been substituting natural gas and flaring coke oven gas in an effort to mitigate any potential environmental impacts.

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U. S. Steel Updates ACHD on Progress and Repairs

The following report was sent to ACHD to provide updates on progress and repairs.

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U. S. Steel Submits Second Mitigation Report to ACHD

The following report was sent to ACHD to provide updates on progress and repairs.

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U. S. Steel Provides Update on Clairton Fire

At approximately 4:15 AM on December 24, a fire was detected in a control room at U. S. Steel’s Clairton Plant. The fire was extinguished and contained. There were no injuries and we promptly notified the appropriate regulatory authorities.

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U. S. Steel Submits Mitigation Report to ACHD

The following report was sent to ACHD to provide updates on progress and repairs.

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U. S. Steel Submits Informational Letter to ACHD

The report is a form which includes information about the breakdown, identification of emissions and mitigation activities.

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Fire Occurs at Clairton Plants

At approximately 4:15 AM on December 24, we detected a fire in a control room at U. S. Steel’s Clairton Plant. The fire was extinguished and contained. There were no injuries and we have notified the appropriate regulatory authorities. Safety remains a priority for U. S. Steel as we investigate the incident.

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