Utah is home to the country’s No. 1 air polluter and an enviro study has found that Utah’s Tooele County leads the country in chemical releases that affect child development and learning, reports the Salt Lake Deseret News in an eight-part series on Toxic Utah. Indeed, people across Utah talk about how public safety and environmental health have been sacrificed in the name of corporate profits. They tell stories about how government and industry have worked together to bury the truth about the dangers of uranium mining, nuclear and chemical weapons testing, and radioactive waste storage.

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