April 7th, 2010
From Green Right Now Reports
The EPA has proposed adding 16 chemicals that the agency considers eligible to become “reportable chemicals” to the Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) list — including some that wind up on smoked or grilled foods or in the air around incineration facilities.
Inclusion in the toxics registry means that companies and industries using these compounds would have to disclose that they are using them, and how they are disposing of them, to the EPA, which in turn makes the information public. (See the TRI Explorer tool on the EPA website.)
The TRI list exists to help insure the safety of the public and the environment from needless or excessive exposure to chemicals used in industry. It was set up after industrial accidents, such as the Bhopal chemical leak of methyl isocyanate that killed