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Toxic releases rise in Utah

Published January 16, 2013

Toxic releases rise in Utah by Judy Fahys The Salt Lake Tribune Published Jan 16, 2013 05:08PM MDT Toxic releases have inched up in Utah, with Kennecott Utah Copper’s Bingham Canyon mining operations once again ranked second overall in the nation. Based on the latest Toxics Release Inventory from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Utah’s slight uptick followed a national trend of bigger releases to the air, land and water. Nearly 21,000 companies nationwide reported a total of 4.09 billion tons in 2011, an overall increase of 8 percent of 650 mineral and chemicals considered in the cou... Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

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