Amount of toxic chemicals released in the US dropped 700 millions pounds (9%) in 2000 from 1999, EPA

May 9, 2015

Amount of toxic chemicals released in the US dropped 700 millions pounds (9%) in 2000 from 1999, EPA said. That total had decreased 7.1 billion pounds since 1988 (48%). 27% of these chemicals were released into the air; 4% in water; 69% affected the land.

 

Source: The New York Times, 5/24/02

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