Corporate waste in Cape drops by nearly half, EPA says

Saturday, April 21, 2007

By TJ Greaney

Southeast Missourian

Total waste reported by Cape Girardeau corporations dropped by nearly half from 2004 to 2005, according to the Environmental Protection Agency. The agency reported its annual inventory of toxic chemical releases by heavy industry last month.

Area industries reported producing 3.39 million pounds of total waste in 2005, the most recent year data is available. That is down from 6.34 million pounds in 2004. Waste figures have steadily declined since 1997, when they totaled almost 42 million pounds locally.

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