Nov 16, 2012 posted by: Kelli Steele - WGMD News
DNREC’s compilation of the annual Toxics Release Inventory data and reports for 2011 from Delaware’s industrial facilities shows a significant decrease in reported emissions compared to 2010 despite increasing industrial productivity. It also shows a continued trend in reduction in environmental releases and pollution since the first data was collected for 1987.
In this 25th year of TRI data collection from facilities, the 2011 data continues to reflect the effectiveness of anti-pollution efforts by both industry and government regulatory programs in decreasing emissions.
Since 1990 Delaware facilities have reduced on-site releases of their original TRI reportable chemicals by 91 percent.