Oct 24, 2007

Report Finds North America's Big Industries Emitting Fewer Toxins

Read the full story in Environmental Protection.

A continued decline in releases of toxic chemicals to the environment — 15 percent for the United States and Canada from 1998 to 2004 — is being driven by a group of industrial facilities that are the largest generators of emissions, according to a report released on Oct. 18 by a North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) commission.

The Commission for Environmental Cooperation's (CEC) report, however, also finds that the leading role of the largest waste-producing facilities stands in stark contrast to a substantial increase in chemical releases and transfers by a much larger group of industrial facilities that report lower volumes of emissions.

Link From wmrc.uiuc.edu Laura B.