Environmentalists sue Shenango despite progress

NEVILLE ISLAND, Pa. (AP) – A Pittsburgh-area environmental group has sued Shenango Inc. over emissions from a nearby coke plant despite county health department officials saying the plant on Neville Island is making progress on anti-pollution efforts.

The federal lawsuit filed Friday by the Group Against Smog and Pollution says the plant has violated limits from its coke oven combustion stacks on 264 days since 2012, among other violations.

The company says efforts to fix those problems are ahead of schedule.

The lawsuit comes a month after the company agreed to spend just over $1 million on pollution control upgrades, and two days after Allegheny County health department officials reported the plant had no emission violations for the last two weeks.

In 2012, the company agreed to pay $1.75 million in a federal settlement over persistent air and water pollution violations.

(Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

WKBN 27 First News provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. No links will be permitted. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s