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Reid Frazier

Reid R. Frazier is an energy reporter for The Allegheny Front, a Pittsburgh-based public media outlet covering the environment in Pennsylvania. His work has aired on NPR and Marketplace.

Latest by Reid Frazier

Pennsylvania investigating odor event at Shell ethane cracker

Beaver County plant recently cited for 3 separate violations
By Reid Frazier

Homer City — Pa.’s largest coal-fired power plant — will close in July

More than 125 people will lose their jobs, and a labor leader cited Pa.’s expected entry into the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative as a key factor. The plant’s CEO says “we did everything possible to maintain our operations.”

By Reid Frazier

U.S. Steel reaches tentative settlement with Allegheny County, groups over air pollution following 2018 fire

The groups had sought $42 million for 102-day pollution control outage that sent emissions soaring.

By Reid Frazier

Dioxin concerns in East Palestine persist as people wait on results of testing now under way

Burning chemicals with chlorine in them, like vinyl chloride, can create dioxins–toxic chemicals that can linger in the environment for years.

By Reid Frazier

At East Palestine train derailment site, Norfolk Southern under investigation by OSHA after workers report health problems

On the night of Feb. 3, 38 cars of a Norfolk Southern train derailed, including 11 that were carrying hazardous materials.

By Reid Frazier