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  • Toxic chemical releases declining

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is releasing its annual national analysis of the Toxics Release Inventory (TRI), providing all Americans vital information about their communities. The TRI program publishes information on toxic chemical disposals and releases into the air, land and water, as well as information on waste management and pollution prevention activities in neighborhoods ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Toxic-free Ontario - CELA releases toxic use reduction model law

    The Canadian Environmental Law Association (CELA) has released its model toxic use reduction law. For the past year CELA has worked with other environmental, health and worker groups to frame a model law to reduce our use and reliance on toxic substances in manufacturing, workplaces and consumer products in Ontario. 'Concerned parents, workers, and consumers in Ontario support widespread ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Rush and Waxman release toxic chemicals safety act

    On July 22, U.S. Rep. Bobby L. Rush, chair of the Subcommittee on Commerce, Trade, and Consumer Protection, and Rep. Henry A. Waxman, chair of the Committee on Energy and Commerce, introduced H.R. 5820, the Toxic Chemicals Safety Act of 2010 (pdf). “The introduction of this legislation marks a major step ...


    By The Compliance Center (ICC)

  • EPA Announces 2014 Toxics Release Inventory Report

    In 2014, 84% of the 25 billion pounds of toxic chemical waste managed at the nation's industrial facilities was not released into the environment due to the use of preferred waste management practices like recycling, energy recovery and treatment, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) annual Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) report. The remaining 16% was released to the air, ...

  • US speeds publication of toxic release data to public

    The US Environmental Protection Agency continues to speed release of Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) information to the public and to enhance data quality. For the first time since TRI's inception, all facilities that are required to submit data to TRI will be able to do so over the Internet, using the award-winning TRI-ME software. Companies will no longer have to mail reports on compact disks ...

  • PureAire Releases Universal Toxic Gas Monitor

    PureAire Monitoring Systems manufactures and distributes toxic gas monitors for safety, and as of August 2013, releases new toxic gas monitor called the Universal Toxic Gas Monitor.  Their monitors make sure areas where toxic gases exist the area remains at a safe and breathable level, some gasses included are chlorine, bromine, HCL, HF, ammonia, toxics, and hydrides. These gases, commonly ...

  • EPA sets limit for toxic pollutants released into waterways

    The Environmental Protection Agency on Wednesday imposed new standards for mercury, lead and other toxic pollutants that are discharged into the nation's rivers and streams from steam electric power plants. If exposed at high levels, the pollutants can cause neurological damage in children, lead to cancer and damage the circulatory system, kidneys and livers. EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy said ...


    By Associated Press

  • Victory! new toxic-free computer released in India

    International — This is what we like to see: a true leader in toxics-free electronics showing giants like Dell and Samsung how it's done. One of India's relatively small PC manufacturing companies, Wipro, has beaten giants like Dell, Samsung and Lenovo to the finish line in producing a computer free of the worst toxic ...


    By Greenpeace International

  • EPA releases 2013 Toxics Release Inventory National Analysis

    Similar to previous years, in 2013, most of the toxic chemical waste managed at industrial facilities in the U.S. was not released into the environment, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) annual Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) report. The report, published today, shows that approximately 22 billion pounds— or 84 percent - of the 26 billion pounds of toxic chemical ...

  • EPA releases 2010 toxics release inventory national analysis

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is releasing its annual national analysis of the Toxics Release Inventory (TRI), providing all Americans with vital information about their communities. The TRI program publishes information on toxic chemical disposals and other releases into the air, land and water, as well as information on waste management and pollution prevention activities in ...

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    By Enviance, Inc.

  • Nanocoating on buildings releases potentially toxic particles to the air

    Weathering and abrasion are reported to cause titanium dioxide nanoparticles to escape from a self-cleaning coating for buildings. These particles may be toxic to humans and wildlife. The researchers have developed three indicators from the test results to help predict levels of nanoparticle release from these coatings. Photocatalytic coatings containing nano-sized particles of titanium dioxide ...

  • EPA analysis shows decrease in 2009 toxic chemical releases in Massachusetts (MA)

    EPA’s most recent Toxic Release Inventory (TRI) data is now available for the reporting year of 2009. TRI reporting provides Americans with vital information about their communities by publishing information on toxic chemical disposals and releases into the air, land and water, as well as information on waste management and pollution prevention activities in neighborhoods across the ...

  • EPA Issues California Toxics Release Inventory Data for 2011

    Toxic chemicals managed, treated or released into the environment from facilities operating in California increased in 2011 when compared to 2010, according to the latest Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) data available from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. “Community Right-to-Know data helps all of us remain aware of the types and amounts of chemicals being used in our ...

  • EPA Issues 2012 Toxic Release Inventory Data for Pacific Southwest Region

    Nationally, total releases of toxic chemicals decreased 12 percent from 2011-2012, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) annual Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) report and Pacific Southwest state fact sheets published today. “Our yearly analysis of chemicals being used by industry helps residents understand which chemicals are used in their neighborhoods,” ...

  • EPA Analysis Shows Decrease in 2012 Toxic Chemical Releases in Connecticut

    EPA’s most recent Toxic Release Inventory (TRI) data is now available for the reporting year of 2012. In Connecticut, the reporting data show that overall releases of pollutants to the environment have decreased since the previous reporting year (2011). TRI information is a key part of EPA’s efforts to provide greater access to environmental information and get information to the ...

  • EPA Analysis Shows Decrease in 2012 Toxic Chemical Releases in Vermont

    EPA’s most recent Toxic Release Inventory (TRI) data is now available for the reporting year of 2012. In Vermont, the reporting data show that overall releases of pollutants to the environment have decreased since the previous reporting year (2011). TRI information is a key part of EPA’s efforts to provide greater access to environmental information and get information to the public ...

  • EPA analysis shows increase in 2010 toxic chemical releases in New Hampshire

    EPA’s most recent Toxic Release Inventory (TRI) data is now available for the reporting year of 2010. TRI reporting provides Americans with vital information about their communities by publishing information on toxic chemical disposals and releases into the air, land and water, as well as information on waste management and pollution prevention activities in neighborhoods across the ...

  • EPA analysis shows decrease in 2010 toxic chemical releases in Massachusetts

    EPA’s most recent Toxic Release Inventory (TRI) data is now available for the reporting year of 2010. TRI reporting provides Americans with vital information about their communities by publishing information on toxic chemical disposals and releases into the air, land and water, as well as information on waste management and pollution prevention activities in neighborhoods across the ...

  • Media Advisory: EPA Training on Toxics Release Inventory Database for the Media

    The Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) program will offer training on the release of their 2012 national analysis on Tuesday, February 4, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. The training will provide a brief overview of the TRI program, discuss highlights of the most recent TRI data on toxic chemical releases and pollution prevention activities, and illustrate how the public can ...

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