Over 4 billion pounds of toxic chemicals are released by industry into the nation's environment each year, including 72 million pounds of recognized carcinogens. Scorecard can give you a detailed report on chemicals being released from any of 20,000 industrial facilities, or a summary report for any area in the country. Scorecard spotlights the top polluters in the U.S., and ranks states and counties by pollutant releases.
Provide your zipcode to get a report for your community, or use the Pollution Locator to search for reports on specific areas. To zoom in to your state's report, click on the map below.
Environmental Release Reports Available at This Level
Scorecard combines data from the
U.S. EPA Toxics Release
Inventory (TRI) with information on the potential health
hazards of toxic chemicals.
These reports account only for pollution from industrial facilities that reported to TRI in 2002 (the most recent year available)
and include only the 650 chemicals
covered by TRI. Scorecard cannot tell you whether the amount of pollution in your own area
is safe or unsafe. 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 for pollution prevention.