Toxic Chemical Essay

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Toxic Chemical



Puget Sound Report Details Industry's Toxic Chemical
Water Pollution

Shipyards, oil refineries, and pulp and paper mills put the health of Puget Sound at risk by not fully
meeting their responsibility to control the toxic chemical pollution they generate, according to a
detailed report by People For Puget Sound based on the environmental records of 31 facilities. We
prepared the report as the result of an eight-month study of the permit system that regulates industrial
toxic discharges into waterways.

Some facilities are doing a better job than others, but we found serious deficiencies in what the state
allows to be discharged into our waters and how poorly the state and these industries follow our
clean water laws.

We know the state and these industries can do a lot better job to prevent dumping toxic pollution
that harms the health of our marine waters and our communities around Puget Sound. Heavy metals,
petroleum, and organoclorines have been shown to harm the immune and reproductive systems of
fish, including salmon.

From 1990 to 1994, five of the 10 largest water polluters in Washington were oil refineries and pulp
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