Data Set The EPA has released its 2012 Toxic Release Index data.

Published on January 24th, 2014 | by Travis Korte


U.S. Industrial Facilities’ Chemical Emissions

U.S. facilities in various industries are required each year to report how much toxic chemicals they release into the environment and how much they recycle or render into less harmful forms. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) collects this data in its Toxics Release Inventory, a database that was launched in 1986 following the disastrous Bhopal, India chemical spill of 1984. The EPA released its 2012 data late last year, and it is available for download in CSV and other formats.

Get the data.

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Travis Korte is a research analyst at the Center for Data Innovation specializing in data science applications and open data. He has a background in journalism, computer science and statistics. Prior to joining the Center for Data Innovation, he launched the Science vertical of The Huffington Post and served as its Associate Editor, covering a wide range of science and technology topics. He has worked on data science projects with HuffPost and other organizations. Before this, he graduated with highest honors from the University of California, Berkeley, having studied critical theory and completed coursework in computer science and economics. His research interests are in computational social science and using data to engage with complex social systems. You can follow him on Twitter @traviskorte.

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