In 2010; 226 M/Lbs toxic chemicals in American waterways!

226 million pounds of toxic chemicals dumped in American waterways in 2010!

4/05/2012 (Blog Date)

Environment America’s (environmentamerica/org) major findings on multiple industries dumping are following:

-Pollution from just five states

       (Indiana, Virginia, Nebraska, Texas, and Georgia)

The Ohio River received 32 million of the total:

http://www.courier-journal.com/article/20120403/NEWS01/304030055/Ohio-River-tops-nation-pollution-discharges?odyssey=tab|topnews|text|Local%20News

-Food & beverage manufacturing

        (slaughter houses, rendering plants, etc.)

-Industries discharged 1.5 million pounds of cancer-causing chemicals

        (Arsenic, chromium, and benzene)

-90 % of the total volume discharged could be toxic to infants.

        (Nitrates in infant causing formula)

 

http://www.environmentamerica.org/news/ame/america%E2%80%99s-waterways-received-226-million-pounds-toxic-chemicals

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