1920s to the
1960s Seven incinerators dump toxic ash containing
PCBs into predominantly African
American neighborhoods in Jacksonville, Florida.
1996 New Boston facility reports the release of 60 tons of
1998 It is discovered the New Boston
facility actually released 5,357 tons of
chemicals into the air in
Ohio EPA states people who live near the New Boston Coke plant,
"are more at risk of cancer than
almost anyone else in the world."
2001 Acme Barrel removes
chemical residues from
barrels and drums and repaints them for reuse. They catch
Thousands of people are evacuated and their homes are sealed off
when a toxic cloud blankets the Chicago residential area.
At the request of the White House, the EPA skews reports
on the air quality in New York City following
the collapse of the WTC on
White House convinces the
EPA to issue "misleading assurances that there was no health risk from
House states that lying was justified by
Professor at Carnegie Mellon University's Heinz School
for Public Policy and Management states that "it is our best estimate that
more people are being killed by air pollution from traffic than from traffic
This includes people who prematurely die from
heart disease and lung
2002Texas Petrochemicals releases
148,000 pounds of 1,3 butadiene over East Harris County, Texas
2003 The Texas Commission on
Environmental Quality takes air samples from 41 monitoring sites.
Results reveal excessive levels of
benzene, 1,3 butadiene
facilities in Harris and Brazoria counties in Texas release 20.4 billion and
19.2 billion pounds of toxic air
2004 Alabama Continental
Carbon and its parent incorporation China Synthetic Rubber ordered
to pay $20.7 million in damages caused by excessive releases of carbon black
into the surrounding neighborhood.
Culprit is 40 year old equipment
without pollution controls.
Stone Container agrees to pay
$885,000 to settle allegations that it
violated air pollution
regulations at its Hopewell facility.
Emission limits for sulfur,
dioxide and particulate matter are violated.
agrees to settle a federal action by paying a $1.8 million fine for Clean Air Act violations at the
Pasadena, Texas plant in 1999 and 2000.
Researchers at Columbia University concluded that in utero exposure to air
pollutants, primarily from auto exhaust, can cause chromosomal damage
associated with an increased risk of cancer.
ConocoPhillips agrees to
pay $64.5 million to settle several class action lawsuits filed over 2 chemical
releases - 64 tons of sulfur dioxide, the other 40 tons - at it's Westlake,
Louisiana facility in 2003.
the University of North Carolina School of Medicine find that the
sustained elevation of a
dramatically increased suicide rate among North Carolina residents linked
to industrial airborne pollutants
emanating from asphalt plants, paper mills and sewage treatment facilities.
Previous studies have shown that
occupational exposure to hydrogen sulfide, at
levels of 10 parts per million for a ten minute ceiling, can result in
mania, dementia and
A local paper mill
has reportedly released over 93,000 pounds of
since 2003 and the suicide rate is rate in two Salisbury neighborhoods is
tripled the statewide average and the suicide rate in Haywood County has
doubled since 1996.
These North Carolina residents live in mountain
valleys that experience frequent temperature inversions which prevent the
2008 ExxonMobil agrees to pay
nearly $6.1 million in civil penalties for violating the terms of a 2005
Air Act agreement, the Department of Justice and the Environmental
The 2005 settlement already required
ExxonMobil to pay a $7.7 million civil
penalty, perform an additional $6.7 million in supplemental environmental
projects in communities around the corporation's refineries, and install
pollution controls at
six of its American refineries.
2004 a study by researchers from the University of Southern California
concluded that exposure to fine particulates, like those from power plants and
vehicles can cause and accelerate artery disease. The study found that a 10
micrograms per cubic meter of air increase in fine particulates lead to an
increase of up to 4.3% in the thickness of artery walls. This thickening can
lead to calcification and rupture of the arteries.
In November, 2004 an
EPA panel has approved the final draft of a report concluding that exposure to
fine particulates in the air, those less than 2.5 microns in diameter, can
shorten life expectancy by up to 2 years.
"A new appraisal of existing
studies documenting the links between tiny soot particles and premature death
ailments shows that mortality rates among people exposed to the particles
are twice as high as previously thought.
Dan Greenbaum, the president of
the Health Effects Institute, said that the areas covered in the study included
116 American cities, with the highest levels of soot particles found in areas
including the eastern suburbs of Los Angeles and the Central Valley of
California; Birmingham, Ala.; Atlanta; the Ohio River Valley; and Pittsburgh."
- Felicity Barringer June 2, 2009
In February, 2005 a study by
researchers from the University of Albany, School of Public Health
concluded that people living near sites contaminated with
PCBs and persistent
pesticides have an increased
risk of developing chronic
respiratory disease, including
chronic bronchitis and
chronic airways obstruction as well as suppression of the immune
"Particulate pollution from diesels shortens the lives of nearly
21,000 Americans each year. Almost 3,000 Americans die prematurely from
lung cancer. Tens of
thousands of Americans suffer over
27,000 heart attacks
and 400,000 asthma attacks as
well as other respiratory
problems associated with particulate emissions from diesel vehicles.
These illnesses result in thousands of emergency room visits,
hospitalizations, and lost workdays. Together with the toll of premature
deaths, the health damages from diesel fine particles will total $139 billion
in 2010. Nationally, diesel exhaust poses a cancer risk that is 7.5 times
higher than the combined total cancer risk from all other air toxins. In the
US, the average lifetime nationwide cancer risk due to diesel exhaust is over
350 times greater than the level US EPA considers to be "acceptable".
Residents from more than two-thirds of all US counties face a cancer
risk from diesel exhaust greater than 100 deaths per million population. People
living in eleven urban counties face a diesel
cancer risk greater
than 1,000 in a million one thousand times the level EPA says is
People who live in metropolitan areas with a
high concentration of diesel vehicles and traffic feel their impacts most
acutely. The risk of lung cancer from
diesel exhaust for people living in urban areas is three times that for those
living in rural areas. Reducing diesel fine particle emissions 50% by 2010, 75%
by 2015, and 85% by 2020 would save nearly 100,000 lives between now and 2030."
- Diesel and Health in America: The Lingering Threat, February 2005,
Clean Air Task Force
2006 Researchers with
CIIT Centers for Health Research (CIIT was formerly known as the
Chemical Industry Institute of Technology) conclude that inhaled
nanoscale particles can pass through the blood/brain barrier and lodge in the
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