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Inspect the Government records for Pollution in Your Area - Online Here and Free

Inspecting the Government Databases for Pollution!

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Environmental Maps Choose A Map Potential Sources of Land Contamination Hazardous Air Pollutants Criteria Air Pollutants Toxic Chemical Releases from Manufacturing Facilities Animal Waste from Factory Farms Setting Environmental Priorities

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Facility Standard Report
Selects a report that will give you data on a particular facility.
Example: You are interested in the Rhone Poulenc plant in your town.
Area Standard Report
Selects a report that will give data on all plants in a geographic area, such as a state, city, or zip code.
Example: You want to know about all facilities in College Park, MD.
Industry Standard Report
Selects a report that will give data on all facilities that have the same primary SIC code, or industrial classification.
Example: You want to find out which facilities are owned by the Paper industry in your state.

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The Right-to-Know Network provides free access to numerous databases, text files, and conferences on the environment, housing, and sustainable development. With the information available on RTK NET, you can identify specific factories and their environmental effects; analyze reinvestment by banks in their communities; and assess people and communities affected.

There are no fees; RTK NET is free. It was established in order to empower citizen involvement in community and government decision-making. You can access RTK NET via the web, bbs, or telnet. RTK NET offers the following:
  • Databases: We provide access to government databases and we let you search them for free. We have many databases on the environment and housing. We are continuously adding and updating our databases. See the "What's New" section for updates.
  • Technical Support: We provide a user manual and other materials that help you access and search the databases (online access to these materials are available under help and documents). In addition, you are welcome to call us if you have problems accessing or searching the databases.
  • Trainings: RTK NET staff conduct trainings around the country at a variety of venues. Through our trainings, users learn how to access and understand the data. We encourage you to browse through our schedule to see when a training is scheduled near you.
  • RCRA (Hazardous Wastes):
  • Search by Waste Generated
    Generated Waste

    Search by Waste Received
    Received Waste

  • RTK NET was started in 1989 in support of the Emergency Planning and Community Right to Know Act (EPCRA), which mandated public access to the Toxic Release Inventory. It is operated by two nonprofit organizations-- OMB Watch and The Unison Institute--and funded by various government agencies and foundations.