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    Texas the Biggest Culprit in Toxic Waterway Discharge in U.S., Report Finds

    The Pilgrim’s Pride distribution center in Pittsburg, Texas. The company released 2.7 million pounds of nitrate compounds into local waterways in 2020. John Bonzo via Wikimedia Commons / CC by 3.0

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    A new report from nonprofit Environment America analyzed U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) data and found that Texas is the No. 1 state in the U.S. for discharging of toxic pollutants into streams, rivers and lakes. 

    Environment America has been producing the report since 2009. Since the first analysis of the EPA’s Toxics Release Inventory (TRI), Indiana was the top polluter in terms of toxic waterway discharge. In 2009, Texas was No. 4 on the list, which…

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