|Dr. George Sloan|
Emissions are released when hot coke -- a fuel used in steelmaking that is produced by baking coal -- is moved from an oven to a quenching station. Shenango has 56 ovens inside its battery. Smoke from the plant can contain particulates and pollutants that can cause cancer and respiratory problems, according to the health department.
Dr. George Sloan, Chairman of Center Special Projects, intends to assist the community groups in monitoring and mitigating the emissions from the plant. (Pittsburgh Trib Live, 12/15/2011)