Posted: July 21, 2014
Source: US EPA TRI
TRI – it’s your right to know. For more information about EPA’s Toxics Release Inventory: http://www.epa.gov/tri
The 2013 Toxics Release Inventory preliminary dataset containing the most current TRI data is now available.
You can find out:
- What toxic chemicals a particular industrial facility is using
- How much is being released into the environment
- Whether the facility is recycling or treating any of the toxic chemical waste, or burning any of it for energy recovery
- Whether a facility initiated any pollution prevention activities in the most recent calendar year
You can access the data through Envirofacts or downloadable data files on the TRI website. With the Envirofacts TRI Search, it’s simple – just enter a facility name, location, industry sector, or chemical name.
New to TRI? Why not get familiar with some common TRI terms before you start using the data? Or, you can explore a TRI facility to learn about how and where TRI chemicals are used in one type of industry.