U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > Pennsylvania > Pittsburgh
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 1.5 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
Jump to a detailed profile or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
Business Search - 14 Million verified businesses
Search for:  near: 
Reply Start New Thread
 
Old 01-31-2009, 12:59 PM
 
24 posts, read 43,452 times
Reputation: 23
Quote:
Edgewater Steel was a rolling and fabricating mill, NOT a steel producing mill. The mill made locomotive wheels and other specialty steel products. It never produced soot that clung to windows and cars in the Oakmont and Verona area. The mills in the Allegheny Valley were/are primarily specialty mills, unlike those of the Mon Valley, which produced the coke and basic steel - THOSE were the mills spewing soot everywhere.
I'm sure primary steel production and coke ovens are bigger polluters, but the reheat furnaces at specialty mills produce significant quantities of soot as well.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old 01-31-2009, 01:19 PM
Status: "Happy Halloween!" (set 5 days ago)
 
Location: Foot of the Rockies
69,112 posts, read 58,222,176 times
Reputation: 19665
Quote:
Originally Posted by kramhorse View Post
I'm sure primary steel production and coke ovens are bigger polluters, but the reheat furnaces at specialty mills produce significant quantities of soot as well.
Yes, Moltrup Steel, which was the one a couple blocks from our home, made steel products, not steel.

SecretDestroyers - moltrup

It's still a dirty process.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 01-31-2009, 01:58 PM
 
Location: Cortland, Ohio
3,170 posts, read 6,574,023 times
Reputation: 1318
Yes, mini-mills still did/do cause pollution. Obviously, integrated mills would cause the most visible pollution because of the process.

Steel mill - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Here is an explanation of what both types do.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 02-06-2009, 04:47 PM
 
5 posts, read 11,700 times
Reputation: 10
Its not bad anymore 1 poll said we were #2 in particle pollution, but that info was recorded right next to a steel mill that still operates outside the city.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 02-07-2009, 10:36 PM
 
457 posts, read 846,059 times
Reputation: 268
One of the many reasons that I will be moving away. The air and water pollution is terrible. Almost everyone that I know from here has allergy and sinus problems because of it. I have never lived anywhere where the local government just ignores the pollution problem. It is pretty disgusting.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 02-08-2009, 10:53 AM
 
Location: Pittsburgh, the Iron City!!!
805 posts, read 2,003,427 times
Reputation: 232
The pollution levels here are ALOT lower than in NYC or Chicago... the only thing I'm not too hip on is the "particulate matter" levels... I do huff & puff a bit more walking up the hills, but other than that, the area's alot cleaner than most comparable cities...
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 02-08-2009, 03:04 PM
 
24 posts, read 43,452 times
Reputation: 23
Quote:
its not bad anymore 1 poll said we were #2 in particle pollution, but that info was recorded right next to a steel mill that still operates outside the city.
............................................______ __
....................................,.-...................``~.,
.............................,.-...................................-.,
.........................,/...............................................:,
.....................,?........................... ...........................,
.................../.................................................. .........,}
................./.................................................. ....,:`^`..}
.............../.................................................. .,:........./
..............?.....__............................ .............:`.........../
............./__.(.....~-,_..............................,:`........../
.........../(_....~,_........~,_....................,:`..... ..._/
..........{.._$;_......=,_.......-,_.......,.-~-,},.~;/....}
...........((.....*~_.......=-._......;,,./`..../............../
...,,,___.`~,......~.,....................`.....} ............../
............(....`=-,,.......`........................(......;_,,-
............/.`~,......`-...................................../
.............`~.*-,.....................................|,./.....,__
,,_..........}.>-._...................................|............ ..`=~-,
.....`=~-,__......`,.................................
...................`=~-,,.,...............................
................................`:,,.............. .............`..............__
.....................................`=-,...................,%`>--==``
........................................_......... .._,-%.......`
...................................,

sigh...

Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


Reply
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:


Options
X
Data:
Loading data...
Based on 2000-2011 data
Loading data...

123
Hide US histogram

Over $84,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > Pennsylvania > Pittsburgh

All times are GMT -6.

2005-2014, Advameg, Inc.

City-Data.com - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25 - Top