Universal Stainless & Alloy Products, Inc.

Universal Stainless and Alloy Products is the fourth-most-toxic air polluter in Allegheny County. There are nearly 66,000 people within just three miles of this specialty steel producer, which is located in Bridgeville. The Title V Clean Air Act permit for the plant was last issued in 2017 and is valid through 2022.

In 2019 this facility had the second-highest recorded emissions of chromium and chromium compounds in the county. Over its lifetime, the facility has reported releases of toxic metals and metal-containing compounds linked to cancer and nervous system damage. In March 2017, the Allegheny County Health Department found that this plant was emitting more particulate matter, carbon monoxide and volatile organic compounds than its permit allows and issued it a $1,375 penalty.

Health EffectsChemicals
CancerChromium, Lead, Nickel
Cardiovascular SystemLead
Nervous SystemLead, Manganese
Respiratory SystemChromium, Copper, Nickel
DevelopmentalChromium, Lead
ReproductiveChromium, Lead

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