pollutionFrom the 1920s to the 1960s
seven incinerators dumped toxic ash containing lead, arsenic, dioxins and
PCBs into predominantly African
American neighborhoods in Jacksonville, Florida.
2001 Thousands of people are evacuated and their homes are or
sealed off when a toxic cloud blankets a Chicago residential area. Acme Barrel
removed chemical residues from barrels and drums
and repainted them for reuse.
Professor at Carnegie Mellon
University's Heinz School for Public Policy and Management states that "it
is our best estimate that more people are being killed by
from traffic than from traffic accidents." This includes people who prematurely
die from asthma,
heart disease and lung
Texas Petrochemicals released 148,000 pounds of 1,3 butadiene
in 2002 over East Harris County, Texas neighborhoods.
2003 The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality
takes air samples from 41 monitoring sites.
The results found excessive levels of benzene, 1,3 butadiene and
Industrial facilities in Harris and Brazoria counties in
Texas released 20.4 billion and 19.2 billion pounds of
toxic air pollutants.
EPA stated that people who lived near the New Boston Coke plant during the
1990s, "are more at risk of
cancer than almost anyone else in the world."
Throughout the 1990s
the company failed to accurately report emissions. In 1996 the company reported
that the New Boston facility released 60 tons of chemicals into the
air. Two years later, the company admitted it
was actually 5,357 tons of chemicals.
At the request of
the White House, the EPA skewed reports on the air quality in New York City following
the collapse of the World Trade Center on
September 11th. The White House convinced the EPA to issue "misleading
assurances that there was no health risk from the
White House stated that lying was justified by
2004 Alabama Continental Carbon and its parent company China
Synthetic Rubber ordered to pay $20.7 million in damages caused by excessive
releases of carbon black into the surrounding neighborhood. The releases were
caused by 40 year old equipment which did not have the required
Container Corp. agrees to pay $885,000 to settle allegations that it
violated air pollution
regulations at its Hopewell facility. The facility violated emission limits
for sulfur, sulfur dioxide and particulate matter.
Chemical Co. agrees to settle a federal action by paying a $1.8 million fine
for Clean Air Act violations. The chemical releases
took place at the Pasadena, Texas plant in 1999 and 2000.
2005 ConocoPhillips agrees to pay $64.5 million to settle
several class action lawsuits filed over 2 chemical
releases - 64 tons of sulfur dioxide, the other 40 tons - at it's Westlake,
Louisiana facility in 2003.
Researchers from the University of North
Carolina School of Medicine find that the sustained elevation of a
dramatically increased suicide rate among North Carolina residents linked to
industrial airborne pollutants
emanating from asphalt plants, paper mills and sewage treatment facilities.
Previous studies have shown that
occupational exposure to hydrogen
sulfide, at levels of 10 parts per million for a ten minute ceiling, can
result in nervousness, mania, dementia and
violence. A local paper mill has reportedly released over 93,000 pounds of
hydrogen sulfide since 2003 and the
suicide rate is rate in two Salisbury neighborhoods is tripled the statewide
average and the suicide rate in Haywood County has doubled since 1996. These
North Carolina residents live in
mountain valleys that experience frequent temperature inversions which prevent
the hydrogen sulfide from dispersing.
ExxonMobil agrees to pay nearly
$6.1 million in civil penalties for violating the terms of a 2005
court-approved Clean Air Act agreement, the Department of Justice and the
Environmental Protection Agency announced 12/17/08. The 2005 settlement already
required ExxonMobil to pay a $7.7
million civil penalty, perform an additional $6.7 million in supplemental
environmental projects in communities around the
refineries, and install pollution controls
at six of its American refineries.
November, 2004 a study by researchers from the University of Southern
California concluded that exposure to fine particulates, like those from power
plants and vehicles can cause and accelerate artery disease. The study found
that a 10 micrograms per cubic meter of air
increase in fine particulates lead to an increase of up to 4.3% in the
thickness of artery walls. This thickening can lead to calcification and
rupture of the arteries.
In November, 2004 an
EPA panel has approved the final draft of
a report concluding that exposure to fine particulates in the
air, those less than 2.5 microns in diameter,
can shorten life expectancy by up to 2 years.
"A new appraisal of
existing studies documenting the links between tiny soot particles and
premature death from
cardiovascular ailments shows that mortality rates among people exposed to the
particles are twice as high as previously thought.
Dan Greenbaum, the
president of the Health Effects Institute, said that the areas covered in the
study included 116 American cities, with the highest levels of soot particles
found in areas including the eastern suburbs of Los Angeles and the Central
Valley of California; Birmingham, Ala.; Atlanta; the Ohio River Valley; and
Pittsburgh." - Felicity Barringer June 2, 2009
In February, 2005 a study
by researchers from the University of Albany, School of Public Health
concluded that people living near sites contaminated
with PCBs and persistent
pesticides have an increased
risk of developing chronic respiratory disease, including chronic bronchitis
and chronic airways obstruction as well as suppression of the immune
"Particulate pollution from diesels shortens the lives of nearly
21,000 Americans each year. Almost 3,000 Americans die prematurely from lung
cancer. Tens of thousands of Americans
suffer over 27,000
heart attacks and 400,000
asthma attacks as well as other respiratory
problems associated with particulate emissions from diesel vehicles.
These illnesses result in thousands of emergency room
visits, hospitalizations, and lost workdays. Together with the toll of
premature deaths, the health
damages from diesel fine particles will total $139 billion in 2010. Nationally,
diesel exhaust poses a
cancer risk that
is 7.5 times higher than the combined total
cancer risk from
all other air toxins. In the US, the average lifetime nationwide
cancer risk due
to diesel exhaust is over 350 times greater than the level US EPA considers to
Residents from more than two-thirds of all US counties
face a cancer
risk from diesel exhaust greater than 100
deaths per million population.
People living in eleven urban counties face a diesel
greater than 1,000 in a million one thousand times the level EPA says is
People who live
in metropolitan areas with a high concentration of diesel vehicles and traffic
feel their impacts most acutely. The risk of lung cancer from diesel exhaust
for people living in urban areas is three times that for those living in rural
areas. Reducing diesel fine particle emissions 50 percent by 2010, 75 percent
by 2015, and 85 percent by 2020 would save nearly
100,000 lives between now and 2030." - Diesel and Health in America: The
Lingering Threat, February 2005, Clean Air Task Force
2006 Researchers with CIIT Centers for Health Research
(CIIT was formerly known as the Chemical Industry Institute of
Technology) conclude that inhaled nanoscale particles can pass through the
blood/brain barrier and lodge in the brain.
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