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Map: Is There a Risky Chemical Plant Near You?

Map: Is There a Risky Chemical Plant Near You? | green infographics | Scoop.it

Millions of Americans live near a site that could put them in harm's way if hazardous chemicals leak or catch fire. The Environmental Protection Agency monitors roughly 12,000 facilities that store one or more of 140 toxic or flammable chemicals that are potentially hazardous to nearby communities.

The interactive map, based on data from the EPA's Risk Management Program, shows at least 9,000 facilities where a "catastrophic chemical release" or what the EPA calls a "worst-case scenario" could harm nearby residents. At the link, hover over any site to see its exact location, the chemicals it stores, and how many accidents it documented in its most recent 5-year reporting period. 

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Marc Kneepkens's curator insight, April 20, 2014 9:52 AM

Good to be informed.

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Infographic: Trash and Recycling Trends

Infographic: Trash and Recycling Trends | green infographics | Scoop.it

Ever wondered how much trash you create over the course of a year? The amount may surprise you! This infographic to show you the dirty details on just how much garbage is generated and recycled across the globe...

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The Power of EPAct : Paid From Savings

The Power of EPAct : Paid From Savings | green infographics | Scoop.it

When Sustainable Industry Solutions learned that the EPAct legislation to help facilities save energy and money was set to expire in 2013, they knew what they had to do…

With the help of EPAct man, they have created a great infographic explaining the current EPAct legislation and how the extended proposal for 2016 could help businesses conserve energy and save billions of dollars in the process.


Visit the link or energy.gov for more information...

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EPA maps the worst greenhouse gas offenders

EPA maps the worst greenhouse gas offenders | green infographics | Scoop.it
The EPA has organized its data on major greenhouse gas emitters into a handy interactive map. You can zoom in on your area to see where the emissions come from near you, or scan around for the worst offenders.

This map covers facilities that emit 25,000 metric tons or more of GHGs every year, so it's not like this map shows the sources of all of the country's emissions. There's no transportation, or residential, or agricultural facilities represented. But you're looking at more than half of the United States' GHGs, including all the major polluters.

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