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Toxics Release Inventory – What is it?

The EPA’s Toxics Release Inventory gives citizens information about toxic releases in and around their communities. With this information citizens can encourage mining companies to reduce their toxic releases and/or agree to more vigorous oversight of their mines.

Bellavista cyanide leach pile

Regulations on Cyanide Use in Gold Mining

After the Aural Mine spill in Romania, an international group of stakeholders created the International Cyanide Management Code for the Manufacture, Transport and Use of Cyanide in the Production of Gold (Cyanide Code).



Pipelines carry oil, gas, wastes and related products to and from drilling, processing, and distribution areas under high pressure. No matter the type, pipelines pose safety risks, environmental damage, property rights issues, and more.

Drilling waste pit in Pennsylvania

Pit Rule

There are many fluids and wastes associated with oil and gas operations that can poison living organisms. This web page contains information on some of the following issues of concern related to the storage and disposal of oil and gas wastes: