TRI National Analysis

Chemical Manufacturing in the 2015 TRI National Analysis

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This map shows the chemical manufacturing facilities that reported to Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) in 2015. Click on a facility for details on their TRI reporting.

Chemical Manufacturing Facilities Reporting to TRI, 2015
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Chemical manufacturers produce a variety of products, including basic chemicals, products used by other manufacturers (such as synthetic fibers, plastics, and pigments), pesticides, pharmaceuticals, paints, and cosmetics, to name a few. In 2015, the chemical manufacturing sector had the most facilities (3,452, 16% of facilities that reported in 2015) report to TRI and also reported 49% of all production-related waste managed; more than any other sector.

Quick Facts for 2015: Chemical Manufacturing (NAICS 325)

Measure Value
Number of Facilities that Reported to TRI 3,452
   Number of Facilities with New Source Reduction Activities    519
Production-Related Waste Managed 13,295.6 million lb
   Recycled    6,978.3 million lb
   Energy Recovery    1,711.0 million lb
   Treated    4,088.8 million lb
   Disposed of or Otherwise Released    517.5 million lb
Total Disposal or Other Releases 512.0 million lb
   On-site    439.5 million lb
      Air       164.2 million lb
      Water       27.9 million lb
      Land       247.4 million lb
   Off-site    72.5 million lb

Note: Numbers may not sum exactly due to rounding.

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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