PFAS are a class of human-made chemicals which includes Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl substances.
At a public hearing held by the Allegheny County Health Department last night, Mon Valley residents urged ACHD to enact new rules to stop hazardous air pollution episodes in Allegheny County. Over 300 residents from the Mon Valley and Pittsburgh have submitted public comments to ACHD supporting a strong rule to make plants in the Mon Valley, like U.S. Steel, cut their pollution when air quality rises to dangerous levels.
Today, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) held a virtual community roundtable in Pittsburgh on revisions to the Lead and Copper Rule.
23 local elected officials from throughout Allegheny County signed a joint letter sent to Dr. Debra Bogen, Director of the Allegheny County Health Department (ACHD), asking for improvements in proposed new air quality rules currently under consideration.