TRI Data - EPCRA
The Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act was enacted by Congress in 1986 to help communities protect public health, safety, and the environment from chemical hazards.
A provision of the act requires that the EPA maintain a database of information on the amount of chemicals used or produced by industry that are released into the air, land or water. The database is known as the Toxics Release Inventory (TRI).
In 1997, the EPA expanded reporting to include electric utilities that use coal or oil to generate electricity. The first report was filed in June 1999 for 1998 releases. Of the more than 650 substances on the reporting list, about 20 are released or produced as a result of coal or oil combustion.
|Element||Air Releases (lbs)||Land Releases (lbs)||Water Releases (lbs)||Off-Site Transfers (lbs)||Total Releases (lbs)|
|Chlorine in Water||0||0||0||0||0|
|Dioxin and Dioxin-like Compounds*||15.0367||0.0||0.0||0.0||15.0367|
|Polycyclic aromatic compounds||6||0||0||0||6|
|Total by Media (Reportable)||21,885,023||16,376,524||156,854||229,045|
|Total for All Media (Reportable)||38,648,806|
|Note: Chart updated August 2015 - using data from 2014 TRI report.|