ATI Powder Metals in Oakdale is the fourth-most toxic air polluter in Allegheny County. Allegheny Technologies Inc. owns both this facility and the Flat Rolled Products (Allegheny Ludlum) plant, which is the second-most toxic air polluter in the county. There are 38,700 people within just three miles of this facility, which manufactures metal alloys and industrial parts made from those alloys, a process that releases hazardous metals like chromium into our air.
Its recent pollution levels are dramatically higher than in the past. By weight, ATI Powder Metals’ releases of toxic metals into the environment were almost three times higher in 2016 than they were in 2012, according to the facility’s reports to the EPA’s Toxic Release Inventory.
|Cardiovascular System Impacts||Cobalt|
|Respiratory System Impacts||Chromium, Cobalt, Nickel|