Toxic pollutants rise in North America

Posted by Trish Riley, July 14, 2010

North American industrial facilities released or transferred more than 5.7 billion kilograms of toxic pollutants in 2006, the Commission for Environmental Cooperation said in its annual report released Tuesday.

That’s up from 5.5 billion kilograms reported in 2005.

The pollutants were released in the air, water and on land, dumped or taken to recycling sites, the report said.

via CBC News – Technology & Science – Toxic pollutants rise in North America.