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

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  • 2002 TRI Pollution Releases Ranked by Potential Human Health Risks
  • Top Ranked Cancer Risk:CADMIUM 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 9,489 177
    Suspected Carcinogens 1,412 1
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 10,554 169
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 9,171 12
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 153,874 165
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 45,578 722
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 163,527 25
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 164,056 12
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 162,846 69
    Recognized Reproductive Toxicants 9,171 12
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 1,742 222
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 192,080 779
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 155,022 158

    *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
    1998 479,668 719 249,203,015 0 249,683,402 21 250,213,262
    1999 471,251 1,315 373,299,589 0 373,772,155 5 370,003,041
    2000 529,644 1,260 444,800,000 0 445,330,904 0 445,378,401
    2001 531,958 838 431,487,880 0 432,020,676 0 433,025,180
    2002 201,251 791 481,382,100 0 481,584,142 0 481,981,796
    "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
    2001 7.87 0 0 0 7.87 0 7.87
    2002 8.32 0 0 0 8.32 0 8.32
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