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Toxics Release Inventory

The Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) is a publicly available database maintained by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) that contains information about toxic chemical releases and waste management activities by federal facilities and certain industries. The TRI program began in 1987 following enactment of the Emergency Planning and Community Right to Know Act (EPCRA) in 1986. That legislation was motivated in part by public outcry following the deaths of thousands in Bhopal, India, following release of methyl isocynate into the air by a Union Carbide plant located there, an incident followed in 1985 by a serious chemical release at another Union Carbide plant located in Institute, West Virginia, in the United States.

The EPA compiles TRI data annually and makes it available through several databases, including ...

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