TOXMAP maps the TRI chemicals reported to the EPA, as required by the Emergency Planning and Community Right to Know Act (EPCRA).
A complete list of TRI chemicals required to be reported to the EPA can be found on their website.
The TOXMAP beta now includes 2013 coal emissions data published by the US EPA's Clean Air Markets program. Data was obtained from the Air Markets Program Data (AMPD) tool, a publicly-available data system for searching and downloading data collected as part of EPA's emissions trading programs.
In 2013, about 2.1 billion metric tons of carbon dioxide emissions were attributable to electricity generated from coal.
An all-new TOXMAP web site is now available at http://toxmap.nlm.nih.gov. This site links to both the new Flash-based version of TOXMAP (the TOXMAP beta) and to the older version, now called TOXMAP classic.
The new site contains a FAQ, News, Glossary, video tutorials, and more. TOXMAP classic will have a new URL: http://toxmap-classic.nlm.nih.gov.
A beta (or pre-release) of a new version of TOXMAP is now available. It provides an improved map appearance and interactive capabilities as well as a more current GIS look-and-feel. This includes seamless panning, immediate update of search results when zooming to a location, two collapsible side panels to maximize map size, and automatic size adjustment after a window resize. The new TOXMAP also has improved U.S. Census layers and availability by Census Tract (2000 and 2010), Canadian National Pollutant Release Inventory (NPRI) data, U.S. commercial nuclear power plants, and improved and updated congressional district boundaries. More features are planned, including some from the original version of TOXMAP that are not currently offered in the new version.
The current version of TOXMAP will be renamed TOXMAP classic and will remain operational (with updated data, but no new features) while the new TOXMAP is in pre-release. In the coming months, a new TOXMAP home page will help users choose between and access the old and new versions.