Holtec Manufacturing is the sixth-most-toxic air polluter in Allegheny County. Nearly 70,000 people live within three miles of this facility. The metal fabrication plant, located in Turtle Creek, makes equipment for nuclear power plants and for storing nuclear waste.
Holtec Manufacturing is located less than two miles from two elementary schools. It was the county’s seventh-highest emitter for air releases of chromium and chromium compounds in 2019, which affect the respiratory system and can be particularly damaging for children. Chromium VI is also cancer-causing, and can have developmental, and reproductive effects as well.
|Cancer||Chromium, Lead, Nickel|
|Nervous System||Lead, Manganese|
|Respiratory System||Chromium, Nickel|