the Facts About TRI
regulations governing the Environmental Protection Agencys Toxics
Release Inventory (TRI) require about 31,000 U.S. facilities, including
coal- or oil-burning plants that generate electricity, to report the
release of any of approximately 650 chemicals defined by the EPA as
potentially hazardous to human health.
Under the guidance
of its TRI Team, TVA complies with these requirements by submitting
data on TRI emissions at its facilities to the EPA and to state agencies.
Currently only 21 of the chemicals on the EPAs list are released
in sufficient quantities to require that TVA file TRI reports. Those
chemicals and their percentages are shown in the chart.
for raw data.
In 2000, TVAs
releases of EPA-listed chemicals rose by 20 percent over the previous
years totalsa change caused by increased fossil generation
and a more accurate measurement technique.
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