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Feb 11 2013

EPA releases 2012 Chemical Data Reporting (CDR) information today

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 11, 2013 The Chemical Data Reporting information will help EPA and others assess chemicals more quickly and encourage the use of safer chemicals  WASHINGTON – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today released the 2012 Chemical Data Reporting (CDR) information on more than 7,600 chemicals in commerce. The CDR database contains comprehensive […]

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Feb 06 2013

EPA Requires Nevada Gold Mining Companies to Correct TRI Reporting Violations

EPA Requires Nevada Gold Mining Companies to Correct Reporting Violations  WASHINGTON – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) settled with three gold mining companies, all subsidiaries of Barrick Gold Corporation, for failing to correctly report toxic chemical releases and waste management activities as required by the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA). “The Toxic Release […]

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Jan 16 2013

EPA’s TRI 2011 Data Press Release- EPA’s 2011 Toxics Release Inventory Shows Air Pollutants Continue to Decline

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  January 16, 2013   EPA’s 2011 Toxics Release Inventory Shows Air Pollutants Continue to Decline Total toxic chemicals increase as result of mining   WASHINGTON – Total toxic air releases in 2011 declined 8 percent from 2010, mostly because of decreases in hazardous air pollutant (HAP) emissions, even while total releases of toxic […]

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Jan 03 2013

EPA Releases New TRI Pollution Prevention Tool

New TRI Pollution Prevention Tool Did you know that TRI collects information on the actions businesses have taken to prevent pollution (P2) and reduce the amount of toxic chemicals entering the environment?  Now you can use TRI’s new pollution prevention search tool to: Track and compare TRI facility performance Identify facilities that reported the largest […]

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Jan 03 2013

ECOS Releases “2012 Compendium on States’ Mercury Activities”

The Environmental Council of the States (ECOS) recently published the 2012 Compendium of States Mercury Activities.  This document features profiles of 42 state programs for managing toxic mercury pollution. The document was developed by the Quicksilver Caucus, a coalition of state association leaders working to reduce mercury in the environment, with generous grant support from […]

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Dec 20 2012

ECOS Announces 2012-2013 Toxics Release Inventory Grant Recipients

We had a wonderful response to our RFP released this past fall!  Thank you to the groups who submitted proposals.  The large turn-out made the decision very competitive.   Below are the 2012-2013 grants that were awarded under this RFP.   2012-2013 ECOS/EPA Toxic Release Inventory Grants ECOS has awarded 3 grants under its current […]

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Dec 10 2012

EPA Environmental Justice Community Outreach Call – January 17, 2013

EPA Environmental Justice Community Outreach Call – January 17, 2013 at 3 p.m. ET Administrator Lisa P. Jackson has made Expanding the Conversation on Environmentalism and Working for Environmental Justice one of EPA’s top priorities.  In support of this priority, we invite environmental justice advocates to participate on our next Environmental Justice Community Outreach Call, […]

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Dec 04 2012

Updated Version of EPCRA Tier2 Submit Available

The following is an update from EPA’s Superfund, TRI, EPCRA, RMP & Oil Information Center: The newest version of Tier2 Submit is available for Reporting Year (RY) 2012, which can be used to report EPCRA Tier II chemical inventory data by the March 1, 2013, deadline for RY 2012.  Your state may have specific reporting […]

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Dec 04 2012

ATSDR Brownfield and Land Reuse Site Tool- Rapid Site Screening/Chemical Exposure

ATSDR Brownfield and Land Reuse Site Tool This Tool is a rapid site screening and multiple chemical exposure dose calculating tool that allows users to assess sites by past/future use, institutional controls, sensitive populations, and suspected or confirmed contamination. A survey of local health departments indicated a need for a system to: Provide inventory of […]

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Oct 18 2012

“Tox-Town”- Interactive Website for Possible Toxics in Your Community

Check Out Tox Town: A Great Resource for Educating Children About Chemicals An introduction to toxic chemicals and environmental health risks you might encounter in everyday life, in everyday places. Created by the National Library of Medicine to introduce middle school, high school, and college students to toxic chemicals in their everyday environment, Tox Town […]

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