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Environmental Release Report: MARICOPA County, AZ
 
 
  • Map Locating Toxic Chemical Releases
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  • 2002 Rankings: Major Chemical Releases or Waste Generation in MARICOPA 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):
    Air releases of recognized carcinogens:
    Air releases of recognized developmental toxicants:
    Air releases of recognized reproductive 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 MARICOPA County

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  • 2002 TRI Pollution Releases Ranked by Ozone Depleting Potential
  • Top Ranked Ozone Depleting Chemical:1,1-DICHLORO-1-FLUOROETHANE
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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:CADMIUM COMPOUNDS
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    See Scorecard's estimates of the health risks associated with outdoor air pollution for this area

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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 97,204 28
    Suspected Carcinogens 337,471
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 999,026 363
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 77,266 76
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 945,247 290
    Suspected Endocrine Toxicants 423,425 27
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 488,532 79
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 801,830 360
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 941,026 363
    Suspected Musculoskeletal Toxicants 90,501
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 1,323,523 126
    Recognized Reproductive Toxicants 6,639 8
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 1,014,019 370
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 1,211,403 381
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 819,701 110

    *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 7,054,505 750 1,206,150 500 8,261,905 7,513,589 NA
    1989 6,747,114 255 352,964 5 7,100,338 5,215,158 NA
    1990 6,105,193 35 65 15 6,105,308 1,845,956 NA
    1991 4,697,868 30,350 11,385 0 4,739,603 22,578,646 56,519,010
    1992 3,855,234 0 750 0 3,855,984 18,466,772 43,141,031
    1993 2,699,481 27 0 18 2,699,526 21,430,398 43,043,554
    1994 2,001,586 39 3,859 11 2,005,495 27,249,460 44,171,227
    1995 2,282,693 300 16,288 14 2,299,295 34,947,195 50,336,651
    1996 1,734,420 310 21,220 5 1,755,955 35,007,894 50,624,530
    1997 1,613,193 13 168,692 6 1,781,904 63,439,199 52,159,964
    1998 1,817,886 545 9,188 4 1,827,623 19,645,605 42,490,856
    1999 1,836,603 788 185,843 15 2,023,249 33,303,892 53,224,922
    2000 1,781,341 608 41,680 0 1,823,629 29,981,119 52,069,813
    2001 1,575,670 95 195,969 0 1,771,734 17,716,285 29,286,897
    2002 1,360,898 382 32,530 0 1,393,809 16,491,837 28,567,613
    "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 .866 0 0 0 .866 0 .866
    2001 .788 0 0 0 .788 0 33.58
    2002 .28 0 0 0 .28 0 27.58
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