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.

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

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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.

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