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Toxic States 

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National rank among the 50 states in total toxic dicharges to air, land, and water, in pounds:

Indiana 4th

Illinois 6th

National rank in toxic substances imported from out of state for disposal, in pounds:

Indiana 3rd

Illinois 4th

National rank in total discharges of known or suspected carcinogens:

Indiana 4th

Illinois 9th

In known or suspected carcinogens discharged to air:

Indiana 2nd

Illinois 11th

To land:

Illinois 4th

Indiana 11th

National rank in total discharges to air of substances known to deplete the ozone layer:

Indiana 3rd

Illinois 4th

Biggest single discharges of toxic substances east of the Mississippi and north of the Mason-Dixon Line:

Inland Steel, East Chicago, Indiana

Source: EPA Toxics Release Inventory, May 1993

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