Ethanol plants and carcinogens

December 19, 2011 |

In South Dakota, ethanol plants are being blamed for the rising level of carcinogens in the atmosphere, according to data from the Toxic Release Inventory. The analysis found that releases by ethanol plants has surpassed the releases by plastic factories, accounting for 40% of all reported carcinogens.

The same data showed that while the amount of toxins released into the air has decreased since 2000, the amount of carcinogens has gone up.

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