toxic pollution http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Report: Mo, Ill. still among top power plant air pollution states as emissions reduce http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/report-mo-ill-still-among-top-power-plant-air-pollution-states-emissions-reduce <p><em>Updated at 6:30 p.m. to add information on mercury pollution</em>.</p><p>A <a href="http://www.nrdc.org/air/toxic-power-presentation.asp">new report</a> released today puts both Missouri and Illinois among the top 20 states with the most toxic air pollution from power plants.</p><p>The Natural Resources Defense Council report ranked Missouri 15th and Illinois 16th nationwide, based on <a href="http://www.epa.gov/tri/">2010 data from the Environmental Protection Agency</a>, the most recent data available.</p> Thu, 09 Aug 2012 22:48:25 +0000 Véronique LaCapra 4290 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Report: Mo, Ill. still among top power plant air pollution states as emissions reduce Toxic releases by industries rise in Ill., Mo. in 2010 http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/toxic-releases-industries-rise-ill-mo-2010 <p>Out today is the Environmental Protection Agency&#39;s latest <a href="http://www.epa.gov/tri/">Toxics Release Inventory</a>, which allows the public to know what toxic chemicals are released into their communities. Information is released two years in arrears.</p><p>You can <a href="http://iaspub.epa.gov/triexplorer/tri_release.chemical">drill down in the data to your specific area here</a>, but, in general, here are some of the findings for the states in our region, Illinois and Missouri:</p><p><strong>Illinois:</strong></p> Fri, 06 Jan 2012 17:56:42 +0000 The Associated Press, Kelsey Proud & Véronique LaCapra 2808 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Toxic releases by industries rise in Ill., Mo. in 2010 EPA proposes first-ever national air pollution standards for power plants http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/epa-proposes-first-ever-national-air-pollution-standards-power-plants <p>The <a href="http://www.epa.gov/">U.S. Environmental Protection Agency</a> has proposed <a href="http://www.epa.gov/airquality/powerplanttoxics/">the first-ever national standards</a> for air pollution from power plants.</p><p>The new rules would require many power plants to install technologies to control mercury, arsenic and other toxic air pollutants.</p><p><a href="http://www.environmentamerica.org/environmentmissouri/">Environment Missouri</a>&#39;s Ted Mathys says the new standards would help protect the health of Missourians.</p> Wed, 16 Mar 2011 21:05:43 +0000 Véronique LaCapra 738 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org EPA proposes first-ever national air pollution standards for power plants