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Incident Type 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 Fixed Unknown Sheen Vessel Mobile Pipeline Platform Storage Tank Railroad Non-Release Railroad Continuous Aircraft Drill/Exercise Unknown
10,388 10,961 11,230 11,813 12,441 11,917 11,972
4,228 4,809 4,802 4,016 4,147 3,426 3,733
3,778 3,886 3,877 3,945 4,378 3,919 3,961
2,490 2,718 2,835 3,597 3,216 2,942 2,946
1,740 1,657 1,404 1,618 1,841 1,621 1,643
1,943 1,570 1,465 1,428 1,355 1,233 1,343
0 0 0 1,379 3,140 3,044 2,809
586 823 1,049 1,335 1,235 1,124 1,173
1,883 2,266 2,252 1,332 1,241 1,200 1,074
170 304 376 938 238 393 462
207 181 241 248 297 278 262
349 503 532 669 789 908 809
14 3 52 84 0 0 0

Terrorist Non-Release

18 51 33 42 180 107

EPA Statistic Controls

Controls for industrial and commercial sources of toxics -- EPA has issued rules covering over 80 categories of major industrial sources, such as chemical plants, oil refineries, aerospace manufacturers, and steel mills, as well as categories of smaller sources, such as dry cleaners, commercial sterilizers, secondary lead smelters, and chromium electroplating facilities. These standards are projected to reduce annual air toxics emissions by about 1.5 million tons. For more information about these rules, see Taking Toxics Out of the Air.

Controls for cars and trucks -- EPA and state governments (e.g., California) have reduced emissions of benzene, toluene, and other air toxics from mobile sources by requiring the use of reformulated gasoline and placing limits on tailpipe emissions. Important new controls for fuels and vehicles are expected to reduce selected motor vehicle air toxics from 1990 levels by more than 75% by 2020. For more information, see Mobile Source Air Toxics.

Indoor air -- EPA, in close cooperation with other Federal agencies and the private sector, is actively involved in efforts to better understand indoor air pollution and to reduce people's exposure to air pollutants in offices, homes, schools, and other indoor environments. For more information, see Indoor Air Quality.

 

 

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