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E-M:/ RE: / Pollution drops as economy sputters

see . . . the bush plan for environmental improvement is working . . .
craig k harris
department of sociology
michigan agricultural experiment station
national food safety and toxicology center
institute for food and agricultural standards
michigan state university

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Pollution drops as economy sputters

West Michigan's air quality has improved dramatically in the past five years as local factories scaled back or shut down, according to air pollution numbers from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

For example, Kent County's factories pumped out nearly 2.6 million pounds of toxic air releases in 1999. In 2003, preliminary EPA figures report total emissions of less than 540,000 pounds -- an 80-percent decline.