EPA has published preliminary Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) data about chemical releases, waste management and pollution prevention activities that took place during 2018 at more than 20,000 federal and industrial facilities across the country.
You can use these data to
- identify how many TRI facilities operate in a certain geographic area (for example, your ZIP code) and where they are located; and
- learn which chemicals facilities are managing and in what quantities.
These data are available in two ways
- by going to EPA’s Envirofacts website and searching for a specific location, industry sector, or facility; and
- by downloading data files that you can open using Excel or another spreadsheet application.
Ongoing data quality checks
While the preliminary data have not yet been through the complete TRI data quality process, the software facilities used to submit these data includes many automated quality checks that help prevent facilities from making common mistakes. EPA is now conducting additional quality checks on the preliminary data.