EPA analysis of 2019 TRI data touts 9 percent drop in releases

January 12, 2021
EPA’s just-released analysis of Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) data for 2019 shows an overall 9 percent drop in disposal and other releases of chemicals driven by declines in reported air emissions and land disposal, though those gains were partly offset by rising off-site disposal and surface water discharges. The latest analysis of TRI data , which EPA posted online Jan. 12, compiles legally mandated chemical release information that companies reported to the agency throughout calendar year 2019. The agency touts...

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