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As Arizona mining increases, mine-related toxic releases grow according to EPA study

Posted: Monday, Mar 25th, 2013


http://www.epa.gov/
Arizona’s metal mining and manufacturing industries produced about 84.5 million pounds of toxic chemicals in 2011, a nearly 34 million pound increase from just two years earlier.
Washington — Arizona’s metal mining and manufacturing industries produced about 84.5 million pounds of toxic chemicals in 2011, a nearly 34 million pound increase from just two years earlier, the Environmental Protection Agency reported.

The EPA’s Toxics Release Inventory said Arizona mirrored a national increase in toxic releases by mining operations, which jumped 46 percent nationally from 2009 to 2011, compared with a 3 percent increase from 2003 to 2009.

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