TRI National Analysis

Air Releases by Industry in the 2015 TRI National Analysis

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This pie chart shows the industry sectors that reported the greatest releases of toxic chemicals to air in 2015.

  • Chemicals, paper, and the electric utility industry sectors accounted for the greatest releases to air in 2015. Together, these three industries contributed almost two-thirds of total air releases.
  • Air releases in these three industries have decreased since 2014:
    • Chemicals: 4% decrease (6.8 million pounds)
    • Paper: 4% decrease (6.3 million pounds)
    • Electric utilities: 27% decrease (49.7 million pounds)

This page was published in January 2017 and uses the 2015 TRI National Analysis dataset made public in TRI Explorer in October 2016.

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