21 Jul '11, 1am

Ohio named most toxic state #green

Ohio named most toxic state #green

According to the NRDC, here are the 20 most toxic states, from worst to best: 1. Ohio 2. Pennsylvania 3. Florida 4. Kentucky 5. Maryland 6. Indiana 7. Michigan 8. West Virginia 9. Georgia 10. North Carolina 11. South Carolina 12. Alabama 13. Texas 14. Virginia 15. Tennessee 16. Missouri 17. Illinois 18. Wisconsin 19. New Hampshire 20. Iowa Overall, U.S. power plants emitted 771 million pounds of toxic chemicals in 2009, with the electric sector responsible for 49 percent of all industrial toxic air pollution that year, or 382 million pounds. [Top 10 Alternative Energy Bets ] Accounting for 12 percent of U.S. industrial air pollution, Ohio's power plants emitted 44.5 million pounds of harmful chemicals in 2009. For comparison, the 20th ranked state, Iowa, was responsible for just 1 percent of U.S. industrial air pollution, or 2.5 million pounds of harmful chemicals. The res...

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