Smoke Readers

Concerned for your community? Do something!

The Smoke Readers are volunteers who are trained and certified to recognize and understand visible emissions from smokestacks, what violations look like, and how to file reports. Smoke reading is an excellent way for citizens to take action in their own communities by reading the facilities that are of concern to them. Readings by our volunteers increase regulatory scrutiny on polluters, as government inspectors can’t be at every facility at all times.

The next training, provided free of charge by GASP, is scheduled for April 4-6, 2017 and is conducted by Eastern Technical Associates. Please contact for more information.

Click here to see a WTAE video of Smoke Readers in action, observing facilities on Neville Island.

Smoke Readers, be sure to use before you head out to a new spot, to check where the sun will be to ensure you are making valid readings.

Lecture Information

April 4, 2017

• 8:30 a.m.
• Springhill Suites, 239 Summit Park Drive, Pittsburgh, PA  15275
• (412) 494-9446

Field Information

April 5 & 6, 2017

• 8 a.m. registration and 8:30 a.m. start
• Settlers Cabin Park – Wave Pool Parking Lot, 1225 Greer Road, Oakdale, PA  15205