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EPA Adds 6,300 Chemicals and 3,800 Facilities to Public Database:
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has added more than 6,300 chemicals and 3,800 chemical facilities regulated under the Toxic Substances Control Act to a public database called Envirofacts (http://www.epa.gov/enviro/facts/tsca/index.html )(EPA press release). This provides a single point of online access to information about "environmental activities that may affect air, water and land in the U.S. and provides tools for analyzing the data," states the press release. "It includes facility name and address information, aerial image of the facility and surrounding area, map location of the facility, and links to other EPA information on the facility.EPA is also adding historic facility information for another 2,500 facilities," the release states. The agency plans to take additional actions in the months ahead to further increase the amount of information available to the public, the release concludes. Contact: Todd Abel, (703) 741-5856.
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