Searching for Dream Street - Clairton
A city league softball game takes place as steam billows from one of the quenching towers of the Clairton Works in Clairton, Pa., The Clairton plant is the largest coke manufacturing facility in the United States.
The facility,11 miles upstream on the Monongahela River from Pittsburgh, produces around 4.7 million tons of coke per year. It is a major source of carbon monoxide, particulate matter, volatile organic compounds, hazardous air pollutants, and other types of toxic air pollution.
Allegheny County Health Department statistics indicate school-age child asthma rates approaching 23% in Clairton.