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2012 TRI National Conference  //  News and Information about the 2012 TRI National Training Conference

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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Sep 05 2012

ECOS TRI Project- Small Grants RFP Deadline Sept 6th

You have until tomorrow night 11:59pm EST, September 6, 2012 to submit your proposal for the 2012 ECOS TRI Project Grants focused on 1. States and the Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) and 2. TRI and public health/risk communication. For more information or to submit your proposal please click the link below.  If you have difficulty uploading […]

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Aug 14 2012

Programmatic Recommendations from the 2012 TRI National Training Conference

First and foremost, thank you to the 2012 TRI Conference attendees who took part in our survey and comment cards.  The information you’ve provided is invaluable and helps to shape future TRI Conferences plus allows constructive feed-back to EPA programs. The attached document is the compilation of programmatic feedback that attendees provided via presentations, questions, comment […]

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Aug 13 2012

EPA Seeking Feedback on New Tool to Address Community Environmental Issues

For more information please see:  http://www.epa.gov/heasd/c-ferst/ To sign up to pilot the tool click here:  http://www.epa.gov/heasd/c-ferst/requestform.html   Community-Focused Exposure and Risk Screening Tool (C-FERST) The Issue Communities and individuals are faced with exposure to many environmental stressors. They want to understand their health risks and how to prevent them, but face many obstacles. Accessing, integrating, […]

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Aug 13 2012

Worried about environmental health conditions in your community?

Check out the Community Action for Environmental Public Health page at http://www.epa.gov/communityhealth/. This Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) page helps communities and citizens determine environmental health issues and concerns within your area. Learn how to evaluate environmental health information for your community and assess possible risks. Help mobilize action in your community to get them more […]

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Aug 09 2012

Natural Resources Defense Council Uses TRI Data for State Rankings on Toxic Air Pollution from Power Plants

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Press contact:  Will Harwood, wharwood@hastingsgroup.com or 703-276-3255; and Liz Heyd, eheyd@NRDC.org  or 202-289-2424. Virginia Ranks Among 20 Worst States for Toxic Air Pollution from Power Plants Power Plants Are Huge Factor in Virginia’s Overall Pollution Picture, Including Toxic Mercury Emissions RICHMOND, VA (August 9, 2012) – Virginia is the 12th worst state in the nation when […]

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Jul 26 2012

ECOS TRI Project- Small Grants RFP on States & TRI and TRI and Public Health/Risk Communication

The Environmental Council of the States (ECOS) announces the availability of funds and solicits proposals for projects that focus on: A. States and the Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) and B. TRI and environmental public health/risk communication. ECOS will award 2-3 grants to organizations interested in exploring how TRI data is or can be utilized by […]

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Jul 11 2012

US EPA’s Extramural Research on TRI and Pollution Prevention

US EPA supports leading edge extramural research in exposure, effects, risk assessment, and risk management through competitions for STAR grants, fellowships, and research contracts under the Small Business Innovative Research Program.  Several of these grants have focused on using TRI data and other information for pollution prevention purposes.   Please click the link below for […]

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Jul 09 2012

Interagency Working Group on Env. Justice- Town Hall Meeting, Durham, NC July 16th.

Interagency Working Group on Environmental Justice Announces a Town Hall Meeting in Durham, North Carolina The Interagency Working Group on Environmental Justice will hold a community stakeholder meeting in conjunction with the Department of Health and Human Services and other federal partners on Monday, July 16, 2012, from 7pm – 9pm at the Hyati Heritage Center, 804 Old […]

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