Report: Md. Zip Codes Among Nation’s Most Polluted

BALTIMORE (AP) — A new report says the Curtis Bay and Brooklyn areas outside Baltimore are among the nation’s most polluted zip codes.

A report released Thursday by the Environmental Integrity Project says that despite improvements made to two nearby
coal-fired power plants, Curtis Bay was the top zip code in Maryland for toxic air pollution from local facilities in 2010. And
it was among the top 100 nationwide.

The group says the rankings are based on data from the most recent National Air Toxics Assessment by the federal Environmental Protection Agency.

The group is calling for increased air quality monitoring in the area. The group also says port officials should work with state
environmental official to develop a plan to reduce pollution from trucking and shipping.

(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)


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