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.
- Nationally, 83% of the total quantities of off-site transfers for disposal of TRI chemicals were metals and metal compounds.
- Metals transferred for disposal: zinc, manganese, barium, lead, copper, and their compounds were the top five.
- Of other chemicals transferred for disposal, methanol, nitrate compounds, ammonia, nitric acid, and N-methyl-2-pyrrolidone were the top five.
Top States Ranked by Receiving Transfers of TRI Chemicals for Disposal in 2015
- 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.