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EPA Plans New Toxics Reporting to Improve Environmental Justice

EPA has announced that it will expand Toxic Release Inventory ("TRI") reporting, with the intention to provide more transparency and better information for communities.

“Every person in the United States has a right to know about what chemicals are released into their communities,” said EPA Administrator Michael S. Regan. “By requiring new and more data on chemical releases from facilities, EPA and its partners will be better equipped to protect the health of every individual, including people of color and low-income communities that are often located near these facilities but have been left out of the conversation for too long.”

These changes will affect multiple kinds of operations, including natural gas processing, medical sterilization, and others. EPA also plans to issue better tools for communities to use to understand what is going on in their neighborhoods.


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