Wasting our waterways : toxic industrial pollution and the unfulfilled promise of the Clean Water Act
Crowell, Piper.; Rumpler, John.; Environment America Research & Policy Center.
Environment America Research & Policy Center
Record modified: 2011-09-08
Record created: 2009-11-06
Extent: 38 p. : ill., maps, digital, PDF file.
Abstract: This report documents and analyzes the levels of pollutants discharged in to America's waters by compiling toxic chemical releases reported to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Toxics Release Inventory for 2007, the most recent data available. The report finds that industrial facilities dumped 232 million pounds of toxic chemicals into America's waterways and that toxic chemicals were discharged in 1,900 waterways across all 50 states. The report summarizes the discharge of cancer-causing chemicals, chemicals that persist in the environment, and chemicals with the potential to cause reproductive problems ranging from birth defects to reduced fertility. The report also provides recommendations to curb the toxic pollution threatening America's waterways.
Water--Pollution--Health aspects--United States
OCLC No.: 463630825
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