2018 TRI Factsheet: Large Aquatic Ecosystems - Long Island Sound
Data Source: 2022 Dataset (released October 2023)
The Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) tracks the management of certain toxic chemicals that may pose a threat to human health and the environment. Certain industrial facilities in the U.S. must report annually how much of each chemical is recycled, combusted for energy recovery, treated for destruction, and disposed of or otherwise released on- and off-site. This information is collectively referred to as production-related waste managed.
|Long Island Sound ranks out of large aquatic ecosystems in the country based on total releases per square mile (Rank 1 = highest releases)|
The following charts represent releases of TRI-covered chemicals to the environment in the LAE of Long Island Sound. A "release" of a chemical means that it is emitted to the air or water, placed in some type of land disposal, or transferred off-site for disposal or release.