TRI for Communities
The Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) is a starting point for communities to learn about toxic chemicals that industrial facilities are using and releasing into the environment, and whether those facilities are doing anything to prevent pollution.
TRI Community Basics
- TRI Program Overview Fact Sheet: Overview of TRI basics for communities in a two-page handout.
- Introduction to TRI for Communities: Educational slideshow.
- TRI Photo-Storybook: "Fotonovela" introduction to TRI for communities in Spanish and English.
- Explore a TRI Facility: Take a look inside a fictional TRI facility to learn about how and where TRI chemicals are used, and what data get reported to EPA.
Information About Your Community
You can quickly find information about toxic chemical releases and pollution prevention activities at industrial facilities by searching below:
Select: State: or Zip Code: City: County:
Note: Data are current as of October 2018.
TRI Community Uses
You can use TRI data for many purposes. EPA produced the products below to test out ways to make TRI more accessible, understandable and useful for communities. We encourage you to use these as models to create materials for your own community:
- TRI community snapshots
- South Philadelphia mapping project
- North Birmingham pollution prevention (P2) report
More Community Resources
- Risk-Screening Environmental Indicators (RSEI)
- Toxic chemical risk and health resources
- TRI webinar series from Dillard University's Deep South Center for Environmental JusticeExit
- Environmental health resources for community members
- Resources for local officials and community members
- Archive of TRI community outreach and education materials, 1989-2012