The Department of Defense today issued its first Toxic Release Inventory
report. The TRI report compiles information about releases to the environment
and transfer of waste to off-site locations.
The report contains information concerning the handling of toxic chemicals on
all 425 DoD installations in the U.S. Of these, 131 handled TRI chemicals in
amounts above EPA threshold levels, filing reports with EPA and the state in
"The DoD TRI report is an unique and important resource," said Deputy
Undersecretary of Defense for Environmental Security Sherri Goodman. "The
early release of this information demonstrates the leadership role DoD is
taking in providing environmental information to our communities and reducing
pollution at the source"
Since 1987, the Department of Defense has reduced hazardous waste disposal by
more than 50 percent. DoD intends to use the new TRI data to enhance its
ongoing pollution efforts and achieve a goal of cutting toxic releases' 50
percent by 1999