EPA reports long-term drop in TRI releases

February 11, 2020
EPA’s latest analysis of Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) data shows that total disposal and other releases of chemicals into the environment fell by 9 percent between 2007 and 2018, though total releases in the first two years of the Trump administration remain higher than the last two years of the Obama administration. The annual National Analysis EPA released Feb. 11 includes chemical release information companies have reported to EPA through 2018. EPA reports that the 9 percent decrease in total...

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