Great Lakes states top pollution list

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America’s Top Power Plant Toxic Air Polluters, released by the Environmental Integrity Project, contains data on toxic power plant emissions and puts Great Lakes states right at the top.

A power plant outside of Cheshire, Ohio. Photo: Picture_taking_fool (flickr)

Some highlights:

  • Six of the top 10 arsenic emitting power plants are in Pennsylvania
  • Pennsylvania power plants emit 28 percent of the nation’s arsenic air pollution from power plants
  • Two Consumers Energy plants in Michigan emit 86 percent of the state’s total chromium air pollution from power plants
  • The Miami Fort Generating Station in Ohio is the nation’s top polluter of hydrochloric acid among power plants

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