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EPA Says TRI Data Shows Falling Chemical Releases, But Risk Models Vary

March 16, 2023
EPA’s latest analysis of Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) data says overall releases reported to the program for 2021 are still below pre-pandemic levels but increased from 2020, although modeled risk scores for water releases suggest those incidents may include larger share of more-toxic chemicals than the prior year. EPA’s latest annual national analysis , released March 16, also includes a first-time profile on the plastics industry, which an EPA official said could aid review of the sector’s lifecycle impacts by...

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