Environmental Data

GEORGIA HAZARDOUS WASTE SITES

State Hazardous Site Inventory
Georgia Environmental Protection Division 
A list of sites in Georgia where there has been a known or suspected release of a regulated substance and which have yet to show they meet state clean-up standards:  www.epd.georgia.gov/hazardous-site-inventory

Federal Superfund Sites
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Links to each site with background information and clean-up progress: 
www.epa.gov/superfund/search-superfund-sites-where-you-live

Envirofacts
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Access to several databases providing information about environmental activities that may affect air, water, and land anywhere in the United States:  www.epa.gov/enviro

Toxic Release Inventory
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Information about toxic chemical releases and waste management activities reported annually by certain industries and federal facilities:  www.epa.gov/tri

Scorecard
Environmental Defense Fund
Which geographic areas and companies have the worst pollution records and which racial/ethnic and income groups bear more than their share of environmental burdens:  www.scorecard.org

AIR DATA

Georgia Air Monitoring Program
Georgia Environmental Protection Division
The amount of air pollutants in Georgia is used to calculate the region’s air quality index. Find links to different Georgia air pollutants such as ozone and carbon monoxide levels, particulate matter:  www.georgiaair.org/amp

National Air Toxics Assessment
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
NATA data from the 2002 national-scale assessment of air toxics emissions, specific air toxics, the source of the emissions, and populations of the greatest risk:  www.epa.gov/national-air-toxics-assessment

National Emission Inventory
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
For criteria and hazardous air pollutant data with input from numerous state and local air agencies. These data are used for air dispersion modeling, regional strategy development, regulation setting, air toxics risk assessment, and tracking trends in emissions over time:  www.epa.gov/ttn/chief

WATER DATA

Water Quality Database
Georgia Environmental Protection Division
User interface allows public to search water quality parameters as measured in streams, rivers, and lakes: www1.gadnr.org/dnr/wrdb/homePage.do

Beaches Environmental Assessment and Coastal Health
Georgia Coastal Resources Division
Information about the quality of beach water:  https://www.epa.gov/beaches

Watershed Assessment, Tracking & Environmental Results
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
An integrated information system for the nation's surface waters: 
www.epa.gov/waterdata/waters-watershed-assessment-tracking-environmental-results-system

National Water Information System
U.S. Geological Survey
National repository of data on the occurrence, quantity, quality, distribution, and movement of surface and underground waters:  http://water.usgs.gov/data

The Safe Drinking Water Information System
Local Municipalities
Sources of drinking water (i.e., rivers, lakes, reservoirs, or aquifers) detected contaminants, and compliance and educational information: www3.epa.gov/enviro/facts/sdwis/search.html

LEAD POISONING

Georgia Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention
Georgia Division of Public Health
A surveillance program used to plan and create lead poisoning prevention activities. Data links for children screened for lead (1998-2004) and housing built before 1950 by county:  www.dph.georgia.gov/lead

RADON

Radon Levels for Georgia
Georgia Department of Community Affairs
Radon, affects from exposure, and levels of radon in each Georgia county:  www.ga-radon.info

UGA Radon Education Program
University of Georgia
Radon education for Georgia:  www.fcs.uga.edu/extension/home-radon

GENERAL ENVIRONMENTAL DATA

National Data Resources
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Reference list of nationally funded data systems with a relationship to environmental public health that can be downloaded from the Internet:  www.cdc.gov/nceh/data.htm#enviro

Page last updated 02/03/2020