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February 17, 2011 [posted]

NLM TOXMAP and TOXNET Now Include 2009 EPA Toxics Release Inventory Data

[Editor's Note: This is a reprint of an announcement published on NLM-Tox-Enviro-Health-L, an e-mail announcement list available from the NLM Division of Specialized Information Services. To subscribe to this list, please see the NLM-TOX-ENVIRO-HEALTH-L Join, Leave, or Change Options page.]

The National Library of Medicine® (NLM®) TOXMAP® and TOXNET® TRI now include the 2009 Toxics Release Inventory data (TRI), the most current Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) data available.

20,446 facilities reported to the EPA TRI Program in 2009, with 77,610 submissions. A complete list of TRI chemicals required to be reported to the EPA can be found at

TOXMAP maps the Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) chemicals reported to the EPA, as required by the Emergency Planning and Community Right to Know Act (EPCRA). TOXMAP covers on-site TRI releases only and also includes EPA Superfund data.

TRI contains information on the annual estimated releases of toxic chemicals to the environment and is based on data collected by the EPA. Mandated by the Pollution Prevention Act, TOXNET TRI data covers air, water, land, and underground injection releases, as well as transfers to waste sites, and waste treatment methods and efficiency, as reported by certain industrial facilities around the United States. TRI also includes data related to source reduction and recycling.

NLM TOXMAP and TOXNET Now Include 2009 EPA Toxics Release Inventory Data. NLM Tech Bull. 2011 Jan-Feb;(378):e13.

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