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• alerts on new threats to Missouri's environment
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Today the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency proposed updated air quality standards for particulate matter or “soot” pollution. Soot pollution is the deadliest of the common air pollutants, causing hundreds of premature deaths every year in Missouri through a variety of cardiovascular and respiratory illnesses.
Environment Missouri's new report found that more than 12.7 million pounds of toxic chemicals were dumped into the Mississippi River in 2010, making it the second-worst river in the country in terms of toxic discharges.
This morning, Environment Missouri Research and Policy Center released Wasting Our Waterways, a new report which shows that facilities discharged over 2 million pounds of toxic chemicals into Missouri’s waterways in 2010. Many of these chemicals have been linked to cancer, and developmental and reproductive disorders. In 2010, the Mississippi River was the second worst waterway in the nation. The Meramec River watershed was the twelfth worst watershed in the nation in terms of reproductive toxins in 2010. Enviroment Missouri urges the Obama Administration to act quickly to restore Clean Water Act protections to our streams and to turn the tide against toxic pollution of our waterways.