Wednesday, April 1, 2009 EPA Risk Management Plans

The U.S. responded to the tragic release of chemicals by Union Carbide in Bhopal, Indian that killed thousands by implementing the Toxic Release Inventory (TRI). The TRI tells us the amount of various toxic chemicals that are released to the air, water and land but says little about the amount of life and health threatening chemicals that are onsite at tens of thousands of facilities across the U.S. In 1999 facilities in the U.S. filed their Risk Management Plans (RMP) with EPA. These plans, though much more informative and useful to us in protecting our health and lives, are not nearly as readily available to us as the TRI.

We have created so that you can search for risks in your community and neighborhoods and encourage facilities and local governments to make life and health protective changes.

Soon we will followup the 1999 data with the latest 2004 data and interactive maps as well. Click here for more.


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