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Environmental Pollutants and Toxins

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency tracks sources of pollutants, toxic chemicals and waste released into the air, water or on land.

The EPA has an online database you can search by the name of a facility to see if it is the source of any pollutants or toxic emissions. See the:

EPA Envirofacts Database

The EPA also has an online database of inspection, violation, and enforcement actions relating to the federal clean water, clean air and other hazardous waste laws. This "ECHO" database is searchable by name of facility:

EPA Enforcement & Compliance History (ECHO)

State Environmental Agencies

States also have environmental regulatory agencies.

In California, for example, these include: