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Environmental Release Report: FAIRBANKS NORTH STAR County, AK
 
 
  • 2002 Rankings: Major Chemical Releases or Waste Generation in FAIRBANKS NORTH STAR County*
    Cleanest/Best Counties in US Percentile Dirtiest/Worst Counties in US
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    Cancer risk score (air and water releases):
    Noncancer risk score (air and water releases):
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    Air releases of recognized developmental toxicants:
    Air releases of recognized reproductive toxicants:

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    Rank counties in ALASKA or facilities in FAIRBANKS NORTH STAR County by chemical releases or waste generation

    *Note: These rankings are based on chemical releases and transfers reported by industrial facilities to the Toxics Release Inventory, and do not take into account major sources of pollution or toxic chemicals that are not covered by TRI.

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  • Environmental Justice Analysis for FAIRBANKS NORTH STAR County

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  • 2002 TRI Pollution Releases Ranked by Potential Human Health Risks
  • Top Ranked Cancer Risk:LEAD COMPOUNDS
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    Top Ranked Noncancer Risk:LEAD COMPOUNDS
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  • 2002 TRI Pollution Releases Sorted by Health Effect*
  • Air Releases
    (Pounds from TRI sources)
    Water Releases
    (Pounds from TRI sources)
    Recognized Carcinogens 9,957 261
    Suspected Carcinogens 2,110
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 70,100 521
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 16,666 261
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 42,858 255
    Suspected Endocrine Toxicants 20,430 261
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 107,896 511
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 18,379 266
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 197,096 516
    Suspected Musculoskeletal Toxicants 137,664
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 148,279 521
    Recognized Reproductive Toxicants 8,413 256
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 136,053 260
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 252,944 521
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 248,817 516

    *Note: Some chemicals are associated with more than one health effect, so their release may be counted multiple times in this table. Therefore, it is not appropriate to sum releases sorted by health effect. Total reported releases to air and water are provided in the data summary below.
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  • What We Don't Know About Chemical Safety and Harm
  • Air Releases
    6 TRI chemicals released to air in the United States lack the risk assessment values required for safety assessment
    218 TRI chemicals released to air in the United States lack the exposure estimates required for safety assessment
    Water Releases
    5 TRI chems released to water in the United States lack the risk assessment values required for safety assessment
    172 TRI chemicals released to water in the United States lack the exposure estimates required for safety assessment
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  • TRI Data Summary
  • Environmental Releases, Transfers, and Production-Related Waste (Pounds from TRI sources)
    Year Air Releases Water Releases Land Releases Underground Injection Total Environmental Releases Total Off-Site Transfers Total Production-Related Waste
    1988 21,814 0 0 1,000 22,814 2,750 NA
    1989 20,235 0 0 1,000 21,235 3,000 NA
    1990 23,956 20 0 20 23,996 24 NA
    1991 26,093 20 20 0 26,133 20 29,111
    1992 18,221 20 20 0 18,261 60 35,195
    1993 18,894 0 1,750 0 20,644 40 31,212
    1994 20,936 0 2,008 0 22,944 15 39,240
    1995 44,352 0 1,635 0 45,987 25 83,706
    1996 34,205 0 2,250 0 36,455 540 64,750
    1997 44,105 0 1,750 0 45,855 60 85,026
    1998 43,262 0 1,517,619 0 1,560,881 38,709 1,645,675
    1999 49,695 35 1,419,781 0 1,469,511 50,669 1,595,475
    2000 510,428 765 19,930,800 0 20,441,993 31,841 20,870,660
    2001 790,387 35 16,721,983 0 17,512,405 41,256 17,703,506
    2002 289,027 521 3,845,492 0 4,135,039 12,098 5,165,772
    "NA" means that no data are available because "Total-Production Related Waste" was not reported until 1991.
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  • Dioxin Compounds Summary
  • Environmental Releases, Transfers, and Production-Related Waste (Grams of Dioxin Compounds from TRI sources)
    Year Air Releases Water Releases Land Releases Underground Injection Total Environmental Releases Total Off-Site Transfers Total Production-Related Waste
    2000 .4161 0 0 0 .4161 0 .5131
    2001 .4411 7.54 0 0 7.98 0 7.98
    2002 .437 0 0 0 .437 0 .436
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