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TOXMAP and TOXNET now include 2010 EPA Toxics Release Inventory data (TRI)

The National Library of Medicine’s (NLM) TOXMAP and TOXNET TRI now include the 2010 Toxics Release Inventory data (TRI), the most current Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) data available. TOXMAP contains 20,587 facilities that reported to the EPA TRI program in 2010, with 78,423 chemical submissions. A complete list of TRI chemicals required to be reported to the EPA is also available on the web site.

TOXMAP maps the Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) chemicals reported to the EPA, as required by the Emergency Planning and Community Right to Know Act (EPCRA). TOXMAP covers on-site TRI releases only and also includes EPA Superfund data. TRI contains information on the annual estimated releases of toxic chemicals to the environment and is based on data collected by the EPA. Mandated by the Pollution Prevention Act, TOXNET TRI data covers air, water, land, and underground injection releases, as well as transfers to waste sites, and waste treatment methods and efficiency, as reported by certain industrial facilities around the United States. TRI also includes data related to source reduction and recycling.

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