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Report: St. Petersburg tops 21 Florida cities with worst air pollution in 2015

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The Sunshine State’s air is dirtier than it should be, according to an environment report issued Thursday. The study, called Our Health at Risk, reviewed EPA records of air pollution levels across the country, focusing on smog and soot — dangerous pollutants that come from burning dirty fuels like coal, oil and natural gas. Among its key findings: — People in the Tampa Bay area experienced 56 days with elevated smog pollution and 86 days with elevated soot pollution in 2015. —…

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