"EPA Sees Decline in Toxic Air Releases"

"The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said Wednesday that total toxic air releases in 2011 declined 8 percent from 2010. In the mid-Atlantic region, which includes Pennsylvania and Delaware, the agency recorded a decline of 13.8 percent or 32.5 million pounds. Among the hazardous air pollutants showing declines were hydrochloric acid and mercury, which EPA attributed to improved pollution control technologies at coal-fired power plants and a shift to other fuel sources."

Andrew Maykuth reports for the Philadelphia Inquirer January 16, 2013.

SEE ALSO:

"Toxic Release Down Again in W.Va., EPA Says" (Charleston Gazette)

"Kentucky Reduces Its Toxic Releases" (Louisville Courier-Journal)

"Toxic Releases Rise in Utah" (Salt Lake Tribune)

"Texas Skies Are Less of a Toxic Dump, EPA Figures Show, But Your Personal Share Is Still Nearly 2 Pounds of Bad Stuff" (Dallas Morning News)

"2 Bay Area Plants Top Toxic Releasers" (San Francisco Chronicle)
 

Friday, January 18, 2013