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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:
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:
State Environmental Agencies
States also have environmental regulatory agencies.
In California, for example, these include:
- California Environmental Protection Agency
- California State Water Resources Control Board - also check regional water quality control boards in California such as the San Francisco Bay Regional Water Quality Control Board
- California Air Resources Board - also check regional air quality boards, such as the Bay Area Air Quality Management District