EPA Releases New Tool Providing Information about Water Pollution Across U.S.

January 26, 2012

Discharge Monitoring Report Pollutant Loading Tool allows for searching and mapping of pollution

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced the release of a new tool that provides the public with important information about pollutants that are released into local waterways. Developed under President Barack Obama’s transparency initiative, the Discharge Monitoring Report (DMR) Pollutant Loading Tool brings together millions of records and allows for easy searching and mapping of water pollution by local area, watershed, company, industry sector and pollutant.

“Transparency leads to greater accountability and better information about pollution in our nation’s communities,” said Cynthia Giles, assistant administrator for EPA’s Office of Enforcement and Compliance Assurance. “By making the data we collect available in easy to use tools, we are keeping Americans informed about the health of the environment in their neighborhoods.”

Searches using the DMR Pollutant Loading Tool result in “top ten” lists to help users easily identify facilities and industries that are discharging the most pollution as well as impacted water bodies. When discharges are above permitted levels, users can view details about enforcement actions that EPA and states have taken to address these violations.

Click here to access the new tool.

Source: 
U.S. EPA

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