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Thursday, 25 February 2021

EPA Report: Indiana is the most chemically polluted state in America

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EPA Report: Indiana is the most chemically polluted state in America
EPA Report: Indiana is the most chemically polluted state in America

Indiana has a pollution problem, more than any other state in the country, according to the Environmental Protection Agency.

30 percent.

Indiana has a pollution problem.more than any other state in the country-- according to the environmental protection agencydata from the e-p-as toxic release inventory shows indiana releases the most chemicals per square mile.

This is from the most recent data from 2019.allen county is in the top ten percent most polluted us counties by this standard, with dekalb county not far behind.

American lung association director nick torres says that indiana actually is improving...but not fast enough.

Torres: "the fact that we are consistently ranking further behind other states means that we're not seeing progress at the pace we should be seeing it.

Indiana tends to lag on a lot of health indicators, many of those directly relate to some of these unhealthy rates of air pollution and toxic substances."wells county has the lowest rate of toxic release out of all northeast indiana counties.

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