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)
|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.