Environmental Release Reports profile the human health hazards of toxic chemicals released by
industrial facilities into your community's air and water.
They combine data from the most recent
U.S. EPA Toxics Release Inventory
(TRI) together with authoritative information on the potential health
hazards of particular chemicals to show you what chemicals in your area may pose health risks
and what companies are responsible.
Scorecard reports cover only the pollution from industrial facilities that were required to report to TRI in 2000, and only 650 listed TRI chemicals. The reports do not cover all toxic chemicals and omit many important pollution sources, such as motor vehicles and small businesses.
Scorecard cannot tell you whether the amount of pollution in your own area
is safe or unsafe, and it does not calculate the amount of health risk that
reported pollution in your area poses. Scorecard tells you which chemical
releases in your area might be of potential health concern, based on
available data, and helps you identify the highest priorities among those