Toxic Release Inventory (TRI) Report Name Date Toxic Release Inventory (TRI) Report Provide a quick summary of your city’s TRI report. The Toxic Release Inventory (TRI) tracks the management of several toxic chemicals that often pose a threat to human health and the environment (Frumkin 2016). Therefore industrial facilities in the United States must report yearly how must of each compound is recycled combusted for energy recovery treated for destruction and disposed of or released on- and off-site. Basing on total release per square mile (Rank 1 = release per square mile) San Francisco California rank eighty-four out of 893 urban areas in the United States (Tao et al. 2013). In San Francisco California there has been an increase in total amount of chemicals emitted to the air or water placed in some types of land disposal and transferred off-site for disposal or release since 2011 (Where You energy recovery (Where You Live in the 2015). Also forty-five of the total waste excreted was treated before disposal. Therefore eight percent of the total amount was disposed of. The report also shows that most of the chemical waste was emitted into the air and water and none was disposed to the land. Statistics show that the amount disposed of without treatment is being minimized as new environmental laws and measures are being established with time (Tao et al. 2013). References Frumkin H. (2016). Environmental health: From global to local (3rd ed.). San Francisco CA: Jossey-Bass. Tao L. Fairley D. Kleeman M. J. & Harley R. A. (2013). Effects of switching to lower sulfur marine fuel oil on air quality in the San Francisco bay area. Environ. Sci. Technol 47(18) 10171-10178. Where You Live in the 2015 TRI National Analysis. (2017 January 28). Retrieved November 03 2017 from https://www.epa.gov/trinationalanalysis/where-you-live-2015-tri-national-analysis [...]
In 1986, Congress passed the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA), an important environmental law that promotes emergency planning and provides the public with information about the release of toxic chemicals in their community. This law includes the establishment of the Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) program to track the management of certain toxic chemicals that may pose a threat to human health and the environment. Industrial facilities must report annually how much of each chemical is released to the environment and/or managed through recycling, energy recovery, and treatment. Go to the EPA’s TRI website: https://www.epa.gov/trinationalanalysis/where-you-live-2015-tri-national-analysis. Input your state and city to view the TRI information for your city (if your city does not generate enough data, select a larger city in your state). For this assignment: Provide a quick summary of your city’s TRI report. From the “Top Five Facilities by Total Disposal” in your city, choose one facility and describe the company and the reasons you think it uses such a large amount of hazardous chemicals. Choose one chemical from the list of “Top Five Chemicals Released to Air and Water” and discuss its toxicity to humans and the environment. Use legitimate websites such as the Environment Protection Agency (EPA), the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), or other U.S. government agency websites, or international organizations such as the World Health Organization (WHO). Looking at the map of TRI facilities in your city, do you think there is an environmental justice issue in your city? Discuss and support your answer with evidence. Your paper should be 3–4 pages in length (excluding cover page and reference page). Use APA format to style your paper and to cite your sources. Your sources should be integrated into the paragraphs. Use internal citations pointing to evidence in the literature and supporting your ideas. You will need to include a reference page listing those sources.