Pennsylvania Public Interest Research Group http://wesa.fm en Research Group Says 5 Million Pennsylvanians Live Near High Risk Chemical Plant http://wesa.fm/post/research-group-says-5-million-pennsylvanians-live-near-high-risk-chemical-plant <p>The Pennsylvania Public Interest Research Group (PennPIRG) released a report Thursday saying more than 5 million Pennsylvanians live near what the group calls a “high risk” chemical plant.</p><p>Representatives from the group gathered across from Union Station in downtown Pittsburgh to call on the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to stop the use of toxic chemicals and impose stronger transportation safety requirements.</p><p>Mary Kate Ranii, a canvass director for PennPIRG, said government needs to do a better job of protecting the public from harmful chemicals.</p> Fri, 09 Aug 2013 14:20:01 +0000 Michael Lynch 14525 at http://wesa.fm