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Table 2. California has more major industrial facilities with expired water pollution permits than all but a handful of states.

Clean Water Report Card for California: Table 2. California has more major industrial facilities with expired water pollution permits than all but a handful of states.

March 1, 2000
Rank State Total Major
Facilities
Facilities with
Expired
Permits
1 Texas 582 135
2 Louisiana 247 116
3 Ohio 268 93
4 Indiana 175 81
5 Massachusetts* 148 74
6 California 227 65
7 Oregon 76 51
8 Colorado 102 51
9 New Jersey 168 49
10 North Carolina 216 49
11 Connecticut 117 45
12 Illinois 268 45
13 Michigan 181 44
14 Florida 253 42
15 Washington 89 41
16 Pennsylvania 387 41
17 Nebraska 60 40
18 Virginia 145 40
19 Minnesota 85 37
20 South Carolina 191 37
21 Missouri 146 35
22 Tennessee 152 34
23 Iowa 123 31
24 Alabama 211 28
25 New Hampshire* 62 27
26 Idaho* 66 24
27 Oklahoma 93 23
28 Wisconsin 132 23
29 Maine* 93 22
30 Maryland 100 21
31 New Mexico* 34 20
32 Alaska* 77 18
33 Rhode Island 25 17
34 New York 361 14
35 Arkansas 108 13
36 Arizona* 46 11
37 Kansas 58 11
38 Hawaii 27 10
39 Mississippi 86 10
40 West Virginia 93 10
41 Montana 44 9
42 Nevada 10 7
43 Delaware 24 7
44 South Dakota 31 5
45 District of Columbia* 4 4
46 Vermont 34 4
47 Utah 34 2
48 Kentucky 130 2
49 Georgia 172 2
50 North Dakota 26 0
51 Wyoming 26 0
Total   6,613 1,620

SOURCE: EWG, from U.S. EPA NPDES data, April 2000.
* States whose water pollution permits are handled directly by the EPA.