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News Release | Environment Misssouri

EPA Proposes Life-Saving Soot Pollution Standards

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.

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Water-polluter-friendly actions taken

Environment Missouri Advocate Ted Mathys makes the case for supporting the EPA's new clean water plan in this letter to the editor of the Springfield News-Leader.

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Our opinion piece on clean farms published

Environment Missouri intern Seth Berkman makes the case for clean farms and local foods in this Kansas City Star opinion piece.

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Mississippi River is awash in toxins, report finds

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.

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News Release | Environment Missouri

2 Million Pounds of Toxic Chemicals Dumped into Missouri’s Waterways

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.

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