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Mittal Steel Cleveland increases pollution in 2006

Submitted by ohio citizen action on Thu, 06/07/2007 - 15:08.

Mittal Steel Cleveland increases pollution in 2006

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CLEVELAND -- Mittal Steel polluted 3.2 million pounds more into Cleveland's air in 2006 than it did in 2005, according to numbers the company reports to the Ohio EPA [Source: 2005 and 2006 Title V Emissions Fee Reports].  The Cleveland steel mill increased its sulfur dioxide emissions by 342,260 pounds from 1.4 million to 1.7 million pounds, and its fine particle pollution by 66,200 pounds from 806,680 to 872,880 pounds.  Sulfur dioxide constricts airways, inhibits breathing, and triggers asthma.  Fine particles cause heart and lung damage and aggravate asthma.  Mittal Steel also augmented its contribution to global warming with a 36,260 pound increase in nitrogen oxide emissions, Liz Ilg, Ohio Citizen Action.

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