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U.S. Steel Reaches Settlement in Response to Clairton Plant Incidents

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U.S. Steel has made a commitment to allocate a minimum of $24.5 million to address a fire and two subsequent power outages at its Clairton Plant in Pennsylvania. The company announced on Friday that it has reached a consent agreement with the Allegheny County Health Department, the Clean Air Council, and the environmental group PennEnvironment, effectively resolving litigation related to incidents that occurred in 2018, 2019, and 2022.

As part of this agreement, U.S. Steel will provide $4.5 million towards various projects aimed at supporting public health, welfare, and improving air quality in the Mon Valley communities affected by these incidents. Additionally, the company plans to invest approximately $19.5 million in upgrades to its coke oven gas-cleaning facilities and contribute another $500,000 to the Allegheny County Clean Air Fund.

In a show of support, U.S. Steel has also agreed to cover a portion of the litigation costs for PennEnvironment and the Clean Air Council. Furthermore, the company will permanently idle one of the batteries at the Clairton Plant, without any job reductions.

U.S. Steel has committed to implementing environmentally beneficial changes at the Clairton Plant, including a reduction in the hydrogen sulfide limit in coke oven gas. These measures are part of the company’s ongoing efforts to prioritize sustainability and uphold its responsibility to the environment.

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