Emergency Planning and Community Right-To-Know Act

Emergency Planning and Community Right-To-Know Act

[Narrator] Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act of 1986 or EPCRA was created to help communities plan for emergencies involving hazardous substances. EPCRA establishes requirements for federal, state and local governments, Indian tribes and industry. EPCRA sets standards for emergency planning and community right-to-know information reporting on hazardous and toxic chemicals. [Roberta] EPCRA helps the […]

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The Power of Community Right-to-Know

The Power of Community Right-to-Know

[Music] Narrator: In 1986, Congress passed the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act giving all Americans the right to access information on toxic chemicals in our communities. This law created EPA’s Toxics Release Inventory Program, which used a new approach to environmental protection: encouraging action through information disclosure. TRI collects data from industrial facilities about […]

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