COALITION TO PREVENT
Every day, millions of people live, work, and attend school in the shadow of high-risk industrial and commercial facilities that store and use highly hazardous chemicals. According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), there are 150 serious incidents a year in the U.S. Fortunately, many safer and cost-effective chemicals and processes are available, but none are required.
We are a coalition made up of organizations concerned about environmental justice, worker safety, public health, national security, and the environment.
On average, there is a chemical fire, explosion or toxic release every two days in the U.S.
Click the top left icon to see whether there has been a chemical incident in your area since January 1, 2021.
Some incidents do not appear on the map, due to lack of available information on their exact location.
Since 2011, over 100 organizations have called on the EPA to prevent chemical disasters. In 2017, the Obama administration issued an update of EPA’s Risk Management Program (RMP) rule, but the Trump administration delayed and then overturned it. It’s now up to President Biden and his administration to prevent future disasters. As a Senator, he spoke out in favor of disaster prevention.
Do you live near a dangerous chemical facility?
Almost 124 million people (39% of the U.S. population) live within 3 miles of a hazardous facility.
Click here to see if you’re one of them.