Your air and water.

Your elected officials.

Your chance to support reporting that asks big questions about them.

Join Report for America in supporting coverage that holds local decision-makers accountable. Help keep local environment & government stories coming — show your support with a gift today.

Sign up for our free weekly newsletter.

Posted inENVIRONMENT

Toxic metals entered soil from Pittsburgh steel-industry emissions, study says

Pittsburgh’s soil is contaminated in some areas by five toxic metals emitted by historic coking and smelting from the region’s now-diminished coal and steel industry, according to a new study by geologists at the University of Pittsburgh. In a city with a history of air pollution so bad that a 19th-century writer for The Atlantic […]