Industrial air pollution declining, report shows

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Industrial air pollution in the state has been declining over the past two decades, a report from the Department of Natural Resources shows.

The 2021 Wisconsin Air Quality Trends report finds a reduction in many monitored pollutants, and shows that most of the state is meeting federal standards for air quality.

Industrial source emissions of volatile organic compounds have fallen 39 percent since 2002, according to the DNR. VOCs include a number of chemicals that can cause health issues, and contribute to the formation of harmful ground-level ozone. Emissions of nitrogen oxides, sulfur di...

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