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Report: Ohio, Pa. have most toxic air pollution

| Thursday, July 21, 2011

Ohio and Pennsylvania have the most toxic air pollution from coal- and oil-fired power plants, the National Resources Defense Council said Wednesday.

A study released by the council, an environmental advocacy group, and Physicians for Social Responsibility, an activist group for medical, safety and environmental issues, ranked Ohio's air the worst and Pennsylvania's second-worst. Florida was third.

The study said that nearly half of all toxic air pollution reported from industrial sources in the United States comes from coal- and oil-fired power plants and that power plants are the single largest industrial source of toxic air pollution in 28 states and the District of Columbia.

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