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EPA: Air Emissions of Toxic Chemicals From Industrial Factories Down More Than 50 Perfect Since 2005

Tuesday, March 7, 2017  
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By EHS Today

EPA released its annual Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) National Analysis, which offers some good news about air quality in the United States. According to the TRI National Analysis, releases of toxic chemicals into the air fell 56 percent from 2005 to 2015 at industrial facilities submitting data to the TRI program, and it showed an 8 percent decrease from 2014 to 2015.

“[This] report shows action by EPA, state and tribal regulators and the regulated community has helped dramatically lower toxic air emissions over the past 10 years,” said Jim Jones, EPA assistant administrator for the Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention. “The TRI report provides citizens access to information about what toxic chemicals are being released in their neighborhoods and what companies are doing to prevent pollution.”

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