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Old 01-31-2009, 12:59 PM
 
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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.
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Old 01-31-2009, 01:19 PM
Status: "Springtime in the Rockies!" (set 10 days ago)
 
Location: Foot of the Rockies
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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.
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Old 01-31-2009, 01:58 PM
 
Location: Cortland, Ohio
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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.
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Old 02-06-2009, 04:47 PM
 
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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.
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Old 02-07-2009, 10:36 PM
 
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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.
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Old 02-08-2009, 10:53 AM
 
Location: Pittsburgh, the Iron City!!!
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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...
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Old 02-08-2009, 03:04 PM
 
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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.
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