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The analysis revealed that 3.93 billion pounds of toxic chemicals were released into the environment in 2010 - a 16 percent increase in comparison to 2009's data.
The EPA has just released its 2010 Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) National Analysis, which provides information to the general public in regards to toxic chemical disposals, as well as pollutants that have been emitted into the nation's air, land, and water resources.
The analysis has found that 3.93 billion pounds of toxic chemicals were released into the environment in 2010 - a 16 percent increase in comparison to 2009's data. However, the analysis also revealed that toxic releases were still lower in 2010 than they had been in 2007, as well as other prior years.
In addition, according to past analysis, total air releases have declined by six percent since 2009, while releases into surface water and land have risen by nine and 28 percent, respectively, since 2009.
"We will continue to put accessible, meaningful information in the hands of the American people. Widespread public access to environmental information is fundamental to the work EPA does every day," says Lisa P. Jackson, EPA Administrator. "TRI is a cornerstone of EPA's community-right-to-know programs and has played a significant role in protecting people's health and the environment by providing communities with valuable information on toxic chemical releases."
For more information regarding the 2010 Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) National Analysis, please visit this link.