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Corroded Parts, Poor Conditions Led to Catastrophic 2018 Clairton Coke Works Fire

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U.S. Steel's Clairton plant.

Documents that are part of a lawsuit against U.S. Steel show corroded machine parts and deteriorating conditions at the Clairton Coke Works led to a catastrophic fire in 2018 that knocked out the plant’s pollution controls for over three months. For StateImpact Pennsylvania, the Allegheny Front’s Reid Frazier reports.

Read the full story at: https://www.alleghenyfront.org/corroded-equipment-led-to-catastrophic-fire-at-u-s-steel-plant-court-documents-reveal/

(Original air-date: 11/28/21)

Reid R. Frazier covers energy for The Allegheny Front. His work has taken him as far away as Texas and Louisiana to report on the petrochemical industry and as close to home as Greene County, Pennsylvania to cover the shale gas boom. His award-winning work has also aired on NPR, Marketplace and other outlets.