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Tag: arizona

Cities with Worst Air Pollution (Top 10 List)

The American Lung Association (ALA) recently released State of the Air 2011, its annual report on air pollution and which cities have got the worst. In total, 18.5 million Americans live in regions with unhealthy levels of year-round particle pollution.

According to the ALA, 13,000 Americans a year are killed from particle pollution from power plants alone.

And for people in “at-risk” groups, like people who already have asthma, chronic lung disease, cardiovascular disease, or diabetes, the hazards of such pollution are even greater.

New Grand Canyon Uranium Mines Get Pollution Permits

Three proposed uranium mines near Grand Canyon have been issued with air and water pollution permits by the Arizona Department for Environmental Quality.

However the permits appear to be dangerously unenforceable and contain no remediation measures should the permitted pollution be exceeded.