On Air with IER: Episode 46

This week: We take a look at why Indiana ranks 44th in the nation for new incidences of lung cancer, and the federal government makes a deal with a national cement company for alleged Clean Air Act violations.
December 9, 2019


Welcome to Episode 46 of the IER Podcast hosted by Sophie Bird.


Report: Indiana has Sixth-Highest Rate of Lung Cancer Among U.S. States

By Enrique Saenz

The state of Indiana has the sixth highest rate of lung cancer in the nation, according to a new report released by the American Lung Association.

The association’s 2019 “State of Lung Cancer” Report ranked the state 44th in the nation among all states and the District of Columbia for new lung cancer case incidence rates.

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A roundup of recent climate and environmental related headlines from around the world.

1.Hurricanes will continue to bring record-breaking rainfall
Link for the first story.

  1. Increased number of “blocking events” to create deadly weather systems
    Link for the second story.

  2. Hair dye and chemical straighteners found to increase risk of breast cancer
    Link for the third story.


Cement Company Settles Air Emissions Violations Suit

By Enrique Saenz

A pair of cement manufacturing plants have agreed to pay hundreds of thousands of dollars in civil penalties and invest millions of dollars in pollution control technology to settle a federal air emissions violations lawsuit.

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