Thursday, September 25, 2014

Michigan dumped 1.7 million pounds of toxins into its waterways in 2012

Posted By on Thu, Sep 25, 2014 at 8:46 AM

But it's not as bad as our Great Lakes neighbors #1 Indiana (17 million+ pounds of toxic releases into waterways) or #10 Ohio (7 million+ pounds). And it's all just a portion of the 206 million pounds dumped nationwide in 2012.

The Weather Channel reports:

It's important to note that these toxic dumps are done legally and are monitored by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Each company is required to declare how much toxic material will be dumped, and the EPA will monitor each corporation to ensure they're not exceeding their limit.

Michigan released 1.7 million pounds of toxins in 2012 into its waterways, including 12,000 pounds of cancer causers, 6,000 pounds of developmental toxins, and 50,000 pounds of reproductive toxins.

Read the full report, Wasting Our Waterways.

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