Santa Cruz TRI

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Sustainable Economic & Environmental Knowledge's (SEEK) Santa Cruz Toxics Release Inventory - The Santa Cruz TRI is an interactive map based resource for our community. It includes US EPA TRI releases and transfers from 1987 through 1995 (soon to be updated with 1996 data). The Santa Cruz TRI also includes an extensive searchable right-to-know database and other resources central to communicating information about toxics.

History - Nearly three years ago we (Aran Clary and Michael Meuser) began developing the Santa Cruz TRI . We did this for two reasons. We wanted to communicate information about toxics in our community and we wanted to provide a model that other communities could follow. About a year ago EDF, after seeing our site, contracted with us to do interactive maps of TRI facilities for the entire nation (see EDF Chemical Scorecard above). Our work on the Santa Cruz TRI has also lead to our working on several community-based projects. We host and maintain this website as a community service project.

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New Developments
Mapping, Data, and Right-to-Know Resources
Pollution Maps Around the US
Contact Us About Adding Interactive Web Maps to Your Website

New Developments -
We have just finished the second phase of the GIS Mapserver we developed for our local ISP,

We are also developing database and mapserver software. We are now offering ESRI's free ArcExplorer® along with easy-to-use maps and data that you can use in your community to locate toxics and perform environmental justice research. Stay tuned for further developments.

Mapping, Data & Right-to-Know Resources -
Over the last two years we have collected a great many resouces that should be of interest to you. At you will find; links to toxic maps all over the U.S., a searchable right-to-know database, current right-to-know and sustainability news, mapping ideas and resources, and other important information.

Pollution Maps Around the U.S. -
Please contact us if you know of other sites that should be added to this map. We also welcome you to contact us if you are interested in discussing the various options we can offer for putting interactive maps and data on the WWW for you.

Contact Us -
If you have comments or questions about any of the above projects please make an entry in our
Guestbook and/or send email to Michael Meuser or Aran Clary.

Also, please contact us if you are interested in discussing the various options we can offer for putting interactive maps and data on the WWW for you.

Michael R. Meuser, M.A. (Ph.D. Candidate)
Environmental Sociologist, specializing in:
Environmental and Social Data Retrieval and
Analysis, GIS, and Environmental Justice Research,

Visit Mike's web page describing his academic record, work, and publications, among other things.

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