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James City and York rank in top 20 in state toxic emission levels

James City and York rank in top 20 in state toxic emission levels

James City and York counties ranks in the top 20 in toxic emissions, according to a national environmental group.

A report published Aug. 2 by the Sierra Club of Virginia lists the 23185 ZIP code — encompassing James City and Williamsburg — as having the 12th highest toxic air emission levels in the state. The main source of those emissions is the Ball Metal Beverage Container Corporation.

Last year, James City County ranked 14th out of more than 500 state zip codes.

The Sierra Club releases a report annually using information from the Environmental Protection Agency's Toxics Release Inventory as a service to residents so that they are informed of pollution hazards...

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