Interactive Map: Pinpointing New Jersey’s Polluters

The amount of toxic chemicals released into New Jersey’s air and water has increased from 12.9 million pounds in 2009 to more than 16 million pounds in 2010(USEPA). According to Dena Mottola Jaborska, executive director of Environment New Jersey,

Image “Our air-based cancer risk is already well above the federally set risk.”

TRI is a public database containing information on the release and disposal of more than 650 toxic chemicals by some 20,000 facilities across the country. Jaborska said Tri is an important way to provide the public with a look at the cumulative amount of pollution for numerous sources.

Source: NJspotlight

JinGu Lee, VERTICES research Intern. gis@verticies.com

 

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