Environmental group sues Allegheny County Health Dept. over failure to issue Clean Air Act permits
The suit, filed by Washington D.C.-based Food & Water Watch earlier this month, seeks to force the county agency to act on Title V permitting requirements outlined in the federal Clean Air Act.
Citations, fines, and terminated contracts: a look at the Allegheny Co. Jail health code violations
Since 2014, The Allegheny County Jail’s residential kitchen has received 162 health code violations from the Allegheny County Health Department. The jail has been cited for its pest management, plumbing, cleaning and sanitation, and handwashing facilities. In 2021, the facility was cited 42 times, the most citations the jail has received in a single calendar year. So far in 2022, the jail has been cited 21 times.
Allegheny Co. hits U.S. Steel with historic $1.8M fine for ‘rotten egg’ pollution
By Jordana Rosenfeld The Allegheny County Health Department has issued U.S. Steel a fine of over $1.8 million for emissions it says causes a “rotten egg” smell and created “longstanding quality of life complaints from residents.” County officials announced the fine on Monday, finding that U.S. Steel’s Clairton Coke Plant had logged more than 2,000 […]