[internetworkers] EPA & Bureauocracy
machett at ibiblio.org
Thu Jul 15 12:48:19 EDT 2004
I don't much like bureauocracy, but this is a perfect example of why it
exists. There's no way in hell the general citizenry could keep track of
all this in order to make decisions on it. Wow.
"For the 650 chemicals covered by the Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) in
the United States, Scorecard lets you identify which are released or
managed in the greatest quantity in your area. Scorecard tracks TRI
chemicals using forty different ranking criteria, allowing you to select
for chemicals in a specific TRI category (e.g, air releases), health
effects category (e.g., air releases of recognized carcinogens), or
risk-weighted category (e.g., ozone depleting potential)."
"Scorecard's universe of over 11,000 chemicals includes chemicals that are
produced in large volumes in the U.S., chemicals that are covered by major
federal or California regulatory programs, and chemicals with health
effects, toxicity or exposure data available."
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