Reference: Right-to-Know Network Publishes 2012 Toxics Release Inventory Data
From the Center for Effective Government:
Last week, the Right-to-Know Network (RTK NET) published the 2012 Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) data. This data provides public access to important U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) data on the release and transfer of toxic chemicals in the United States.
TRI was established as a part of the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA) of 1986, requiring EPA to make publicly available the releases and transfers of toxic chemicals above a certain threshold.
We have also added new features to RTK NET that should allow visitors to learn more about the environmental impacts in their areas.
A City Search feature allows users to search all the RTK NET databases at once for their city. It provides users with a summary for each database for that city, along with links to more information on individual facilities. To provide information on possible health effects of chemicals, RTK NET has also added chemical health effects from the Right to Know Hazardous Substance List prepared by the state of New Jersey Department of Health.
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