Monday, August 21, 2017

Toxic Release Inventory (TRI) Data and Shapefiles

Good afternoon - I wanted to alert you that EPA has released the preliminary 2016 TRI data and that the final version will be available in October, 2017. Check here for more information. In the past I have created shapefiles from this data, the latest being the TRI shapefiles located here.

If there is sufficient interest, I plan to create new shapefiles of the final version of the 2016 TRI data in October, 2017. My question to you all, would you be interested in these shapefiles?

Also, I have TRI data from the beginning of the program in 1987. I have the ability to create shapefiles of any year's data. If you are interested in custom TRI based shapefiles based on earlier years and/or different fields, please let me know.

Here's one interesting use of the data. My son and I created several years ago. It employs 2013 TRI data with proximity to schools. Of course, nearly any theme can be added like playground, hospitals, etc. If you are interested in a project like this for your locale, please let me know as well.