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Toxics released into water by U.S. corporations 2017

This statistic illustrates the largest corporate water polluters in the United States in 2017, based on toxics released directly to surface water. AK Steel, the Ohio-based steelmaking company, discharged approximately 16.49 million pounds of toxics.

Largest corporate water polluters based on toxics released directly to surface water in the U.S. in 2017

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* Millions of pounds of toxic chemicals released directly to water on-site at each TRI facility or transferred off-site to Publicly Owned Treatment Works (POTWs) for sewage treatment, without weighting for toxicity.

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