Wednesday, September 10, 2008

EPA Releases 2007 TRI Data

EPA has releases the 2007 Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) Data using the Electronic Facility Data Release(e-FDR) to better inform communities about releases of toxic chemicals from industrial facilities in their area. This is the 5th annual Electronic Facility Data Release(e-FDR) and displays the TRI data exactly as received by EPA from thefacilities - one form for each chemical at a facility. Many stakeholders have requested that EPA share TRI data sooner and in theformat received, without waiting for further analysis. The "raw" data released today are not grouped in any way or are as easily searchable as the traditional Public Data Release (PDR), which also includes morequality checks, national trends and analysis. EPA will still publish the complete 2007 PDR in early 2009.

TRI provides American communities with vital information on chemical releases including disposal of chemicals. In addition, TRI tracks releases of chemicals and industrial sectors specified by the EmergencyPlanning and Community Right to Know Act of 1986. The Pollution Prevention Act of 1990 also mandates that facilities report data onother waste management activities such as treatment, recycling, and energy recovery. Get the e-FDR. Contact: Suzanne Ackerman (202) 564-4355

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