TRI National Analysis

Off-Site Disposal or Other Releases in the 2015 TRI National Analysis

Off-site Disposal or Other Releases, by State Receiving Transfer

Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) facilities report the quantities of chemicals that they transfer off-site for disposal. This map shows the quantities of TRI waste received for disposal by state, where the darker shading indicates greater waste quantities.

View Larger Map Note: The transfers shown do not include transfers to Publicly Owned Treatment Works (POTWs) and, thus, reflect only a portion of total TRI transfers.

In 2015:

Top States Ranked by Receiving Transfers of TRI Chemicals for Disposal in 2015

State Ranking Total Transfers Metal Transfers Non-Metal Transfers
1 Indiana Indiana Texas
2 Pennsylvania Pennsylvania Ohio
3 Texas Illinois Michigan
4 Ohio Ohio Louisiana
5 Illinois Michigan Pennsylvania
  • The top five states for total transfers received 48% of off-site disposal or other releases.
  • 44 of the 50 U.S. states were their own largest sources of transfers for disposal; that is, facilities sent chemical waste for disposal to other sites within their state borders.
  • A large number of transfers were from neighboring states (states with directly adjoining borders). Overall, 91% of TRI transfers for disposal came from either the receiving state or from neighboring states.

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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