EPA’s Report on Toxics Release Shows Significant Improvement for Great Lakes Region

The U.S. EPA this week released its 2019 Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) National Analysis, which shows continued progress in reducing pollution. Between 2018 and 2019, releases of TRI chemicals fell by 9%, the report found.

According to the agency, chemical releases in Region 5, which includes Ohio, have decreased by nearly 400 million pounds (46%) since 2007. Since 2018, releases of TRI chemicals decreased by 49.2 million pounds (10%). 1/13/2021