U.S. Steel Class Action
On Christmas Eve of 2018, a catastrophic fire knocked out the pollution controls at U.S. Steel’s Clairton Plant. U.S. Steel continued production for months—even though it had no way to clean the sulfur out of its coke gas emissions.
Air pollution spiked in the Mon Valley, the Allegheny County Health Department warned residents to limit time outdoors, and the Plant’s neighbors suffered the impacts: houses were shuttered, windows kept closed, and residents experienced offensive odor, burning eyes, nose, and throat, difficulty breathing, headaches, and nausea.
Now the neighbors are fighting back in a class action lawsuit called Hernandez v. U.S. Steel.
If you lived in the Mon Valley on or after December 24, 2018, you may be a member of the Hernandez class.
You Can Help
Every Mon Valley resident has a story about the pollution that year. Every story makes a difference.
If you lived in the class area at the time of the fire, we’d like to hear your story and, as class members’ counsel, can explain what the class action can do for you. Please call or text us at (412) 545-3473, email us at US.Steel.ClassAction@lawmbg.com, or fill out the “Contact Us” form below.