U.S. Steel Agrees To Pay $8.5 Million Settlement In Air Pollution Lawsuit

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – U.S. Steel Corp. is agreeing to pay $8.5 million to settle a 2017 class-action lawsuit that accused the steelmaker of negligence in allowing air pollution emissions from its Clairton Coke Works.

The proposed agreement was filed in Allegheny County Court and a hearing on it is scheduled for Feb. 24. Under the settlement agreement, U.S. Steel must spend at least $6.5 million to reduce soot emissions and noxious odors from the Clairton coke-making facility.

The remaining $2 million would go to area residents and their lawyers.

The company is facing other lawsuits over pollution from the Clairton facility.

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