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Pennsylvania Eighth Dirtiest State for Lethal Diesel Pollution

February 22nd, 2006: Business Wire

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Excerpt:  “Clean Air Task Force (CATF), Citizens for Pennsylvania’s Future (PennFuture) and the Clean Air Board of Central Pennsylvania (CAB) called on the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to “tell us the whole truth,” in response to EPA’s release of its National Air Toxics Assessment (NATA) today, estimating that people in the U.S., as a whole, are exposed to a risk from 133 toxic air pollutants that is 42 times the one-in-a-million risk of cancer that EPA considers safe. However, EPA declined to estimate the risk of exposure to diesel exhaust despite their conclusion that “diesel exhaust is among the substances that the national-scale assessment suggests poses the greatest relative risk.”


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