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South Dakota ethanol industry releases less pollution

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SIOUX FALLS, SD (KTIV) -

South Dakota's ethanol industry is responsible for a smaller share of pollution from cancer-causing chemicals.

Federal Environmental Protection Agency data shows the ethanol industry was accountable for 40 percent of reported releases of cancer-causing chemicals last year, down 4 percent from 2009.

Officials say one of the reported chemicals is a byproduct of grain distillation and it's less toxic than many other substances.

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