Thursday, August 19, 2010

Map and Analyze Toxic Release Inventory Data with TRI.NET

Note: This is an excellent compliment to EPA's Toxics Release Inventory-Chemical Hazard Information Profiles Tool.

TRI.NET ("T-R-I-dot-net") is a new application developed by EPA to help you analyze Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) information. This application is capable of easily and quickly performing complex queries to help you understand TRI information. It is especially useful for analysts who need a highly interactive environment in order to refine their queries and analyses in an efficient and productive way. TRI.NET makes heavy use of mashups using the latest mapping technologies to help visualize where TRI releases are occurring.


TRI.NET has a number of powerful features that can enhance TRI query results. These features include:

  • Maps - You can map facilities in your results using Google Maps, Google Earth, or Virtual Earth.
  • My TRI Neighborhood - You can limit your results to facilities located within a specified distance of an address.
  • Drill Down - You can quickly retrieve additional details about a row in your results.
  • Advanced Trends - You can quickly view year-to-year changes to spot trends and isolate changes.
  • EPA Reports - You can find reports for the facilities in your results in other EPA data systems.
  • Data Layers - Additional data layers allow TRI data to be analyzed with respect to other factors such as Environmental Justice, Chemical Toxicity, and Tribal and U.S. Mexico Border geographies.
The User's Guide provides detailed instructions on how to use these features. Guidance ...

Access TRI.Net Data and Maps

Toxics Release Inventory-Chemical Hazard Information Profiles - TRI-CHIP

Note: This is an excellent compliment to EPA's TRI.Net Toxic Release Inventory Mapping and Data Analyzing Tool.

TRI's searchable database system that contains hazard information for chemicals included on the Toxics Release Inventory. Searches can be customized across a single chemical, a set of specific chemicals or a TRI chemical category of interest. Click here for instructions on downloading and installing TRI-CHIP. Your comments concerning the applicability, user friendliness or potential improvements of TRI-CHIP are greatly appreciated. Please send comments to: John Scalera and Daniel R. Bushman, Ph.D of the Office of Environmental Information /Office of Information Analysis and Access.

Access the TRI-CHIP Profiles