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Del. Toxics Release Inventory Report Shows Good News for Environment

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DOVER, Del. – The 2013 Toxics Release Inventory annual report from Delaware's industrial facilities shows a significant decrease in onsite releases compared to the 2012 report. 

The report is released annually for toxic chemicals manufactured, processed or used by certain facilities in Del. and throughout the U.S.

The total onsite releases are down twenty-two percent. Releases to water are down twenty-four percent, releases to air are down ten percent, and releases to land are down fifty percent.

The reductions show a downward trend over the last fifteen years.

Nitrate compounds released to water had a major impact on onsite releases, accounting for seventy-one percent of the total releases. However, the nitrate compounds accounted for far less released amounts than in previous years.

The TRI report has been expanded to include facility profiles for each 2013 reporting facility. The profiles provide contact information, an overview of each facility, several charts and graphics, and will provide the public with easier access to this information.

To view the 2013 TRI report, go to DNREC website.

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