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TRI National Analysis

Lead Air Releases Trend

This graph shows the trend in the pounds of lead and lead compounds released to air.

 

From 2007 to 2017:

  • Air releases of lead and lead compounds decreased by 66%. The primary metals and electric utilities industry sectors have driven this decrease.
  • The primary metals sector, which includes iron and steel manufacturers and smelting operations, reported the greatest quantities of releases of lead and lead compounds to air.

From 2016 to 2017:

  • Air releases of lead and lead compounds decreased by 1%.
  • In 2017, 30% of air releases of lead were from the primary metals industry sector.

This page was published in March 2019 and uses the 2017 TRI National Analysis dataset made public in TRI Explorer in October 2018.

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