"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.


"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)

Source: Philadelphia Inquirer, 01/18/2013