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Why Shouldn't We be Happy with Improvements in EPA Toxic Release Inventory?

February 1, 2013

Credit: Power Engineering. At last, some good news for a change. The sum total of toxic air releases in 2011 was 8 percent lower than those measured in 2010, according to the latest annual Toxics Release Inventory released by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The air’s getting cleaner, and has been for years. Decades, even. Water is too. So why aren't we celebrating? Because the land isn’t getting cleaner. In fact, it's getting a lot worse. More so, the improvements in air and water quality may not be happening for the reasons you think. Read More