Wednesday, January 11, 2012

EPA Toxic Release Inventory Incomplete

EPA's Toxics Release Inventory doesn't offer full picture of pollution. The Center for Public Integrity. Author Corbin Hiar.

[Excerpted] "The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has unveiled its analysis of the 2010 Toxics Release Inventory....But, as the EPA acknowledged, the database provides only a snapshot of the pollution produced by American industry. 

'Users of TRI data should be aware that…it does not cover all toxic chemicals or all sectors of the U.S. economy,” the analysis warned. 'Furthermore, the quantities of chemicals reported to TRI are self-reported by facilities and are often estimates....'"

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