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The Environmental Protection Agency’s regional air quality chief struggled to clear the air as she faced a crowd full of locals who feared the air.

South Charleston resident Kayde Cappellari had just asked how locals could trust Union Carbide to report accurate information on emissions of a cancer-causing chemical of which EPA data show two sites in Institute and South Charleston emitted over 434 tons into the air from 1987 through 2021.

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Mike Tony covers energy and the environment. He can be reached at 304-348-1236 or Follow @Mike__Tony on Twitter.

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