The Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) is an EPA program that tracks the management of certain toxic chemicals that may pose a threat to human health and the environment. This information is submitted, compiled, and helps support informed decision-making by industry, government, non-governmental organizations, and the public.
The TRI is a great starting point for communities to learn about toxic chemicals that industrial facilities are using and releasing into their community, and whether those facilities are doing anything to prevent pollution. The EPA continues to work with communities to test out new approaches to help them access, use, and understand TRI data. The ultimate goal is to empower community members to work more effectively with local government and industry officials to achieve more environmentally and economically sustainable outcomes.
To this end, The EPA is sponsoring a two-day TRI Regional Workshop in collaboration with Texas Southern University and Dillard University. The goal of the workshop is to educate communities, students, industry professionals, academicians, and public health officials on how to access and navigate the EPA TRI data source to improve environmental conditions and policies in environmental justice communities. Regional case studies will be incorporated into the workshop training. For more information about registration, travel assistance, and lodging please contact Dr. Denae King at (713) 313-4804 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
WHEN: January 30-31, 2015
WHERE: Sheraton Galleria (2400 West Loop South, Houston, TX 77027)