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2.8 million Arizonans live within zones vulnerable to toxic leaks

More than 2.8 million Arizona residents — or 44 percent of the state’s population — live within areas that are most vulnerable to a catastrophic accidental release of gaseous, and sometimes explosive hazardous chemicals. The toxic agents, which the EPA deems extremely hazardous, are stored in more than 100 facilities and, when released, can cause temporary blindness, searing pain, suffocation, and even death.... Read more»

High costs, benefits in clearing Eastern Az air

The EPA has proposed new air-quality regulations at three Arizona coal power plants to help improve visibility at 18 national parks in Arizona, New Mexico and Colorado – including the Grand Canyon – and to protect the health of people living in the region. Critics say the rules will boost electric bills.... Read more»