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Citing the release of a slew of toxic chemicals, a group has filed a class-action suit against International Paper for activities at the Georgetown paper mill.
Read more stories on this subject in our air quality topic page.But Georgetown is not alone in its air pollution woes. The report by USA Today that sparked a chain of events that led to the suit ranked a dozen Charleston schools as being in the first percentile for the worst air in the nation.
Charleston's air has also been given an "F" rating by the American Lung Association.