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Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) Program Data and Tools

Categories: Consumer Info/Protection,Environment,Maps/Geography,Statistics,Waste Management

https://www.epa.gov/toxics-release-inventory-tri-program/tri-data-and-tools

Offers a list of tools to allow for searching of toxic chemical releases down to the state and county level.  From the Environmental Protection Agency

 

2015 TRI [Toxics Release Inventory] National Analysis: Executive Summary

Categories: Consumer Info/Protection,Environment,Statistics,Waste Management

https://www.epa.gov/sites/production/files/2017-01/documents/tri_na_2015_executive_summary.pdf

Annual release of data on release of certain toxic chemicals to the earth, air, and water by U.S. industries.  The 2015 report covers nearly 22,000 facilities.  From the Environmental Protection Agency

 

Toxics Release Inventory National Analysis 2015: Report Sections for the 2015 TRI National Analysis

Categories: Consumer Info/Protection,Environment,Statistics,Waste Management

https://www.epa.gov/trinationalanalysis/report-sections-2015-tri-national-analysis

Offers links to various parts of the TRI 2015 report including text of complete report, executive summary, releases of chemicals, industry sectors and more.  From the Environmental Protection Agency

 

Toxics Release Inventory National Analysis 2015: Complete Report

Categories: Consumer Info/Protection,Environment,Statistics,Waste Management

https://www.epa.gov/sites/production/files/2017-01/documents/tri_na_2015_complete_english.pdf

Features text of complete report for 2015 of the annual release of certain toxic chemicals to air, land, and water by U.S. industrial facilities.   From the Environmental Protection Agency

 

Methane: An Introduction to Emission Sources and Reduction Strategies

Categories: Agriculture/Rural Issues,Climate Change,Energy,Environment,Laws/Regulations,Waste Management

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/R43860.pdf

Covers emissions, historical trends, the source sectors (agriculture, fossil energies, and waste management), issues in measurement, cost-benefit considerations, and current issues for Congress.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

Standards of Performance for Municipal Solid Waste Landfills

Categories: Climate Change,Environment,Laws/Regulations,Science/Technology,Waste Management

https://www3.epa.gov/ttn/atw/landfill/landfills-nsps-2060-am08-final-signature.pdf

Text of final rules designed to reduce emissions of methane gas from municipal solid waste landfills.  The agency expects the rules to reduce methane emissions by 334,000 tons per year beginning in 2025.  From the Environmental Protection Agency

 

EPA Issues Final Actions to Cut Methane Emissions from Municipal Solid Waste Landfills

Categories: Climate Change,Environment,Laws/Regulations,Science/Technology,Waste Management

https://www.epa.gov/newsreleases/epa-issues-final-actions-cut-methane-emissions-municipal-solid-waste-landfills

Agency press release explaining the nature and purpose of new regulations relating to reduction of methane gas emissions from municipal solid waste landfills.  From the Environmental Protection Agency

 

VA 2014 Toxics Release Inventory Report with 2014 Appendices

Categories: Consumer Info/Protection,Environment,Headlines,Manufacturing,Statistics,Virginia Issues,Waste Management

http://www.deq.virginia.gov/Programs/Air/AirQualityPlanningEmissions/SARATitleIII/SARA313ToxicsReleaseInventory/VA2014ToxicsReleaseInventoryReport.aspx

Includes link to the summary report plus links for 13 detailed appendices covering historical trends, facility and jurisdiction rankings, and information on individual facilities by locality.  From the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality

 

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