A weekly talk show about people in the Mon Valley area of Pittsburgh

A weekly public affairs show about McKeesport and the Mon Valley, produced in cooperation with WEDO (810) and WZUM (1550).

Two Rivers, 30 Minutes for 5-5-2023


Topic: Green steelmaking in the Mon Valley

Guest: Economist Nick Messenger of the Ohio River Valley Institute

How Topic Discussed: A new study concludes that without a major investment, the current steelmaking facilities at U.S. Steel's Mon Valley Works will be obsolete by 2031. What would it take to shift steelmaking in Pittsburgh from dependence on coal to use of hydrogen and renewable fuels? How could federal tax incentives pay for the shift? How many jobs depend on steelmaking in the Mon Valley area? Why is Pittsburgh uniquely positioned to take advantage of hydrogen and fossil-free fuels in the use of steelmaking? How can local, county, state and federal governments support private industry in making the shift?

Read the report here:

Green Steel in the Ohio River Valley



Filetype: MP3 - Size: 27.24MB - Duration: 29:45 m (128 kbps 44100 Hz)


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