DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — A newspaper reports that a new survey puts Ohio near the top of the country's top 20 toxic states.
The Dayton Daily News reports that The Buckeye State was No. 2 on a list of 20 states that are responsible for a disproportionate share of toxic emissions from the U.S. electric sector.
That's according to a report released earlier this month by the Natural Resources Defense Council, an environmental group. Kentucky was No. 1 on the list.
The report said the emissions include key power plant pollutants such as mercury, hydrochloric acid, sulfuric acid, ammonia and others. The 20 states accounted for approximately 92 percent of toxic air pollution from electricity-generating plants.