West Mifflin, Pennsylvania

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West Mifflin is a borough in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, United States, located southeast of downtown Pittsburgh. The population was 22,464 at the 2000 census.

Although the borough is heavily residential, it is home to one of America's oldest traditional amusement parks, Kennywood Park; the fourth largest shopping mall in the region, Century III; advanced naval nuclear propulsion technology research and development facility, Bettis Atomic Power Laboratory; monorail manufacturer Bombardier; US Steel's Irvin Plant; Community College of Allegheny County's South Campus; the Allegheny County Airport, and various other businesses and industries.

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Geography

West Mifflin is located at 40°22′5″N 79°53′51″W / 40.36806°N 79.8975°W / 40.36806; -79.8975 (40.368089, -79.897633).[2]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 14.4 square miles (37.3 km²), of which, 14.2 square miles (36.7 km²) of it is land and 0.3 square miles (0.7 km²) of it (1.80%) is water. The landscape is largely hilly and wooded, and the borough's eastern boundary is contiguous with the Monongahela River three separate times. Much of the original landscape has been altered as a result of the historic dumping of steel mill byproducts such as slag and fly ash. Coal mining has also affected the flow and water quality of small streams. Land developers have produced more level ground by clean-filling ravines and other small parcels of land to improve the land usage. Toxic waste dump areas are meticulously monitored with water quality improvement with bioremediation successfully implemented. West Mifflin operates its own sewage treatment facility.

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