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Toxic Release Inventory - State Database by EPA

The TRI is a public database containing information about releases and other waste management of toxic chemicals reported by industrial facilities.

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The TRI is a publicly available database containing information about releases and other waste management of toxic chemicals reported by industrial facilities.

The TRI was established by section 313 of the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA) of 1986. The Community Right-to-Know provisions of EPCRA are intended to provide information to the public about the presence and release of toxic chemicals in their communities. Following passage of the Pollution Prevention Act of 1990, the TRI was expanded to include reporting of additional waste management and pollution prevention activities. The state fact sheets summarize the basic Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) data for each state from 2002. By July 1 each year, facilities must report their estimated amounts of releases and other quantities of toxic chemicals managed as waste for the preceding calendar year. Facilities provide this information to EPA and to the state in which they are located. Each state fact sheet provides the following:

  • Reported Disposal or Other Releases and Other Waste Management Activities:
  • On- and Off-site Waste Management:
  • State Maps with counties colored according to the total on-site disposal or other releases reported by facilities located within the county.
  • Population and area of the state, the number of facilities reporting to TRI from the state, and the number of forms submitted by those facilities.
  • Contact names, telephone numbers, fax numbers and e-mail addresses for the state TRI coordinator and for the EPA TRI coordinator for the region in which the state is located.

TRI-Explorer, Online Database of Toxic Releases by State

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