People of color and people living in poverty, especially poor children of color, are significantly more likely to live near dangerous chemical facilities than whites and people with incomes above the poverty line. Use our interactive map to search for your children’s school or for your neighborhood to see how close you and your children are to a hazardous facility.
Although 13,868 chemical manufacturing facilities are active in the U.S. today, state and federal agencies were only able to inspect 42 percent of them over the past three to five years. This map shows those inspected facilities as well as more information about each facility and the companies that own them. View the interactive map.
In our 2014 report, Kids in Danger Zones, we examined the number of children who attend a school located within the self-reported vulnerability zone of over 3,400 high-risk chemical facilities in the U.S. Search for your school on our interactive map.
You may also view an earlier version of this map that highlights schools within one mile of high-risk chemical facilities across the country.
As part of our 2015 report, Chemical Hazards in Your Backyard, this interactive map shows facilities that report to the federal Risk Management Program and those with large quantities of the nine common hazardous chemicals that report only to state programs throughout Wisconsin, Minnesota, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana and Michigan.
Under proposed 2015 reforms to the Toxic Substances Control Act, we found that the proposals would undermine efforts to safeguard state and local residents from toxic chemicals. Here’s how state laws would be affected.
Our report, Gasping for Support, found that 206 million people in the U.S. would breathe cleaner air under a smog standard of 60 parts per billion. View our interactive map for more information.