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8:57 am
Fri August 10, 2012

Report: Mo, Ill. still among top power plant air pollution states as emissions reduce

(Véronique LaCapra, St. Louis Public Radio)

Originally published on Thu August 9, 2012 9:09 pm

Updated at 6:30 p.m. to add information on mercury pollution.

A new report released today puts both Missouri and Illinois among the top 20 states with the most toxic air pollution from power plants.

The Natural Resources Defense Council report ranked Missouri 15th and Illinois 16th nationwide, based on 2010 data from the Environmental Protection Agency, the most recent data available.

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