Pennsylvania’s Air Ranked Second Most Toxic In The Nation

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Pennsylvania is one of two states topping the list in a new study on toxic air levels.

Out of the “Toxic 20,” Pennsylvania is #2 in air pollution from coal- and oil-fired plants. Ohio ranked as the state with the most toxic air, and Florida came in behind Pennsylvania at #3.

The study, which was released by the NRDC and Physicians for Social Responsibility, used data from the Environmental Protection Agency’s Toxics Release Inventory, or TRI.

Among the other key findings of the study were that nearly half of all toxic air pollution from industrial sources in the US comes from coal- and oil-fired plants, and that power plants are the biggest source of air pollution in 28 states.

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  • bottomline

    If electric automobiles grow in popularity these toxic emissions will increase dramatically as the additional energy is needed. Energy isn’t like the fat found in food or cigarette smoke, it is crucial to our existence, it can’t just be banned.
    As the population grows the need for energy will increase even more, but, on the plus side, population reduction is a viable solution.

  • sheriff

    Anon, You fool.

  • anon

    PA is still cleaner than Jersey….

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