Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) Program

What You Can Do

It's your right to know what toxic chemicals are being used in your community. The purpose of TRI data is to empower you with this information.

On this page:

What can I do with the TRI data I find?

  • You can use TRI data (along with other environmental information) to discuss your community’s environmental health concerns with:
    • Neighborhood associations/community groups
    • Environmental organizations
    • Local colleges and researchers
    • Environmental, natural resources, health and/or planning government agencies
    • Local and state elected officials
    • Industry trade associations
    • Industrial facilities
  • Use TRI pollution prevention (P2) data to encourage local facilities to implement new P2 activities or expand existing activities.
  • Check out our "TRI in Action" report for examples of how individuals and groups are using TRI data to make a difference.

What can I do if I think there's a problem at a facility?

What can I do if there's a facility-related emergency?

Your Local Emergency Planning Commission (LEPC) has information on facilities and emergency response plans for your area. Staff at your local fire department will know whom to contact. In the case of an oil spill or other environmental emergency, please contact the National Response Center at 1-800-424-8802. 

How can I find more information?

TRI is only one piece of the puzzle. While TRI provides important information about toxic chemical releases in your community, seeing the whole picture requires additional data. Here are some supplemental resources:

Where can I get help if I want to talk to a real person?

If you have TRI-related questions:

  • Contact the TRI Information Center at 1-800-424-9346 (select menu option #3).
  • Contact the TRI regional coordinator for your location for help in understanding TRI data about a particular geographic area or facility.
  • Contact the TRI Help Desk ( if you'd prefer to email your questions or comments. TRI Program staff will respond as quickly as possible.