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TRI National Analysis

Non-Production-Related Waste

Non-production-related waste refers to quantities of Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) chemicals disposed of or released, or transferred off site, as the result of one-time events, rather than due to standard production activities. These events may include remedial actions, catastrophic events, or other one-time events not associated with normal production processes. Non-production-related waste is included in a facility’s total disposal or other releases, but not as part of its production-related waste managed. The following graph shows the annual quantities of non-production-related waste reported to TRI.

  • Non-production-related waste from all facilities was below 35 million pounds in all years except for 2013 when a mining facility reported a one-time release of 193 million pounds. The facility reported zero releases in 2014 and has not reported to TRI since.
  • For 2017, facilities reported 13 million pounds of one-time, non-production-related releases of TRI chemicals.

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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