A Toxic Flood: Why We Need Stronger Regulations to Protect Public Health from Industrial Water Pollution

by Sabrina I. Pacifici on May 17, 2013

“In this report – A Toxic Flood: Why We Need Stronger Regulations to Protect Public Health from Industrial Water Pollution, 2009 Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) data and the Risk-Screening Environmental Indicators (RSEI) model are used to identify the entities most responsible for the total hazard from industrial water pollution in the United States. The report is based on research conducted at the Political Economy Research Institute of the University of Massachusetts Amherst to compile a ranking of the Toxic 100 Water Polluters.The report shows that leading energy and chemical manufacturing companies are dumping massive amounts of toxic chemicals into surface waters, putting in danger the lives and wellbeing of those exposed to the resulting pollution.”

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