20 Jul '11, 3pm

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WASHINGTON (July 20, 2011) -- Residents of Ohio, Pennsylvania and Florida live in states with the most toxic air pollution from coal- and oil-fired power plants, according to an analysis by the Natural Resources Defense Council. The study used publicly-available data in the Environmental Protection Agency’s Toxics Release Inventory (TRI). The analysis, entitled “Toxic Power: How Power Plants Contaminate Our Air and States” was jointly released today by NRDC and Physicians for Social Responsibility (PSR). Among the key findings: Nearly half of all the toxic air pollution reported from industrial sources in the United States comes from coal- and oil-fired power plants. Power plants are the single largest industrial source of toxic air pollution in 28 states and the District of Columbia. “Power plants are the biggest industrial toxic air polluters in our country, putting chil...

Full article: http://www.nrdc.org/media/2011/110720.asp

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