Lead Air Releases Trend in the 2015 TRI National Analysis
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From 2005 to 2015:
- Air releases of lead and lead compounds decreased by 40%. The electric utility and primary metals industry sectors have driven this decrease - both sectors have decreased air releases of lead and lead compounds by approximately 70%.
- The sector with the greatest quantity of lead and lead compound air releases is the primary metals sector, which includes iron and steel manufacturers and smelting operations.
From 2014 to 2015:
- Air releases of lead and lead compounds increased by 35% due to releases from a motor vehicle metal stamping facility that reported for the first time in 2015.
This page was published in January 2017 and uses the 2015 TRI National Analysis dataset made public in TRI Explorer in October 2016.