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EPA Toxic release inventory on CD-ROM

Chuck Miller rellim at MAILHOST.TCS.TULANE.EDU
Tue Sep 19 10:12:50 EST 1995


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          might be interested in U.S. government information on releases of
          toxic chemicals to the environment.

                * New Toxics Release Inventory CD-ROM Now Available *

              The EPA Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics is
          announcing the release of a new CD-ROM containing the Toxics
          Release Inventory (TRI) for 1987-1993.

              The Toxics Release Inventory is a compilation of reports
          submitted by U.S. manufacturers subject to the Emergency Planning
          and Community Right-To-Know Act of 1986.  It lists the amounts of
          chemicals designated as toxic that are released from
          manufacturing facilities into the air, land, or water or
          transferred offsite for treatment or disposal.  Citizens and
          public interest groups use TRI data to answer questions about
          chemicals in their community, while industry sources often hail
          TRI as a significant tool in efforts to prevent pollution.

              In addition to TRI, the two-disc set contains Chemical
          Substance fact sheets.  Retrieval software provided with the
          discs can be used for searching data, formatting reports,
          downloading data in a variety of formats, and calculating
          statistics such as total releases, average release amount, etc.
          A user's manual is included with the discs.

              Orders for the discs are being taken by the Government
          Printing Office (GPO) ($38; phone number 202-512-1800; stock
          number 055-000-00508-7) and the National Technical Information
          Service (NTIS) ($45; phone number 703-487-4650; stock number
          PB95503793).

              The Toxics Release Inventory is also accessible online
          through the Right-to-Know Network (RTK-NET).  RTK NET can be
          accessed either by direct dial-up at (202) 234-8570 (8-N-1) or
          via the Internet (telnet to rtk.net--login as "public"--or use a
          Web browser to access it at http://rtk.net).  [*IMPORTANT*:  Your
          Web browser must be set up to access telnet.  Some commercial
          services' Web browsers do NOT currently have access to telnet.]

          NOTE:  You must sign up for an account, which is free, before
          accessing RTK NET's databases (you can apply for an account
          online).  TRI is located under:
          DATABASES/Environmental databases/TRI (Toxic Release
          Inventory) 1987-1993
          For more information on RTK NET, call OMB Watch at (202) 234-
          8494.




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