Humming- 49th Street along the river

2.24.15 Update

The Allegheny County Health Department (ACHD) Air Quality Program recently announced its intent to issue an operating permit for the McConway & Torley steel foundry located on 48th street in Lawrenceville. The McConway & Torley facility is a significant local source of air pollution that has prompted numerous odor and noise complaints from Lawrenceville residents. ACHD’s air permitting process provides an opportunity to reduce emissions from the McConway & Torley facility and improve air quality in Lawrenceville.

On March 16th, the Group Against Smog and Pollution will hold a public meeting to discuss air quality in Lawrenceville and how members of the public can participate in the permit development process.
Learn more about the permit and what you can do by attending this community meeting.

Monday March 16
Stephen Foster Community Center, 286 Main Street
Light refreshments will be served.
Please RSVP at or 412-924-0604


Thank you to all who have submitted descriptions of the noise and times that you are hearing the noise.  We have been in touch with McConway & Torley to begin addressing the issue.  Councilwoman Gross’ Office is also working to convene a meeting with McConway & Torley to address the issue.


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