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22 of America's Biggest Air Polluters via @EcoWatch

22 of America's Biggest Air Polluters via @EcoWatch

But more of them are poor or African-American than the country as a whole, data from the U.S. Census Bureau shows. For instance, nearly 90 percent of the thousands living within three miles of ExxonMobil's refinery and chemical plant in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, are black and about a third are below the poverty line. The complex, which ExxonMobil said has reduced total emissions over 40 percent since 1990, released more than 2.6 million pounds of chemicals to the air in 2014, including hydrogen cyanide —which can cause headaches, confusion and nausea—and known carcinogens such as benzene.

Full article: http://www.ecowatch.com/america-super-polluters-202282984...

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