EPA’s Annual Toxics Release Inventory Report

In 2014, 84% of the 25 billion pounds of toxic chemical waste managed at the nation’s industrial facilities was not released into the environment due to the use of preferred waste management practices like recycling, energy recovery and treatment, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) annual Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) report. The remaining

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EPA Awards $400K to University of North Carolina Wilmington

On August 8th, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced almost $4 million in funding to six universities to study the ecological impacts of manufactured chemicals, leading to better chemical risk assessments and decisions for protecting the environment. Among those, the University of North Carolina Wilmington was selected to receive $399,884 for research to develop

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Virginia issues report on chemical releases for 2011

RICHMOND, VA., March 18, 2013 — Virginia industries reported that chemicals released on-site at their facilities decreased by 12.7 percent in 2011, according to the latest Toxics Release Inventory produced by the Department of Environmental Quality.

Industries also reported 860.2 million pounds of chemicals managed on-site, transferred off-site or released to the environment, a 5.5

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