Shenango coke should stop fouling the air

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Bravo to the Group Against Smog and Pollution for filing an intent to sue the Shenango coke works on Neville Island (“Pollution Group Says It Will Sue Coke Works,” Feb. 12). Let’s face it, if residents committed 330 violations of any sort in the past 432 days, they’d be locked up in the county jail. Why does industry get to get away with breaking the law? It shouldn’t!

I am sick of being afraid to breathe the air in this great city, especially along the Ohio River where I reside. Shenango needs to be held accountable — and I don’t mean just paying fines. If the coke works is going to continue to operate in the middle of a densely populated area, it needs to meet the highest possible standards to protect the health of its employees and our communities. If it can’t live up to those standards, it needs to leave!

Brighton Heights

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