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Environmental Releases

This page contains links that allow you to do broad searches on specific facilities. The searches result in a report on the types and amounts of chemicals released into the air land and water. You can also develop maps around a particular facility.

Environmental Defense Fund Scorecard

Allows US residents to input their Zip Code and find the top sources of local pollution ranked by tonnage and by toxic potential.

Environmental Justice at EPA

Environmental Justice is the fair treatment and meaningful involvement of all people regardless of race, color, national origin, or income with respect to the development, implementation, and enforcement of environmental laws, regulations, and policies.

Environmental Fate Data Base

The EFDB has several search engines that answer questions important to emergency responders. What is the vapor pressure? Boling Point? Is it soluble in water? How long will the chemical last in soil? (02/08/04)

Ecological Risk Analysis Tools & Applications

This site contains information that can be used to conduct ecological screening and baseline risk assessments.

Toxic Release Inventory (TRI)

The Toxic Release Inventory (TRI) is a database of information about release and transfers of toxic chemicals from manufacturing facilities.

Water Permit Compliance System (PCS)

PCS is EPA's Water Permit Compliance System database, which EPA uses to keep track of NPDES surface water permits issued under the Clean Water Act report their releases of a toxic chemical to TRI if they fulfill four criteria. (U:02/08/04)

EPA Envirofacts

EPA Envirofacts allows you to look at the community around an industrial facility. This site will allow you to develop a specific map that could help in planning emergency response in the case of an accidental release.

EPA Compliance Reports

If you want to find out about environmental inspections at you workplace or in your community start here. Use ECHO to determine whether: Compliance inspections have been conducted by EPA or State/local governments; whether violations were detected; what enforcement actions were taken and penalties were assessed in response to environmental law violations.

Ecological Risk from Chemical Releases

Will a chemical release turn fish belly up? How will contamination affect plants and animals? Check these databases and see.

Environmental Justice Resource Page Clark University

Resource page maintained by Clark University contains links and resources on Environmental Justice