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Environmental Release Report: PIMA County, AZ
 
 
  • Map Locating Toxic Chemical Releases
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  • 2002 Rankings: Major Chemical Releases or Waste Generation in PIMA County*
    Cleanest/Best Counties in US Percentile Dirtiest/Worst Counties in US
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    Total environmental releases:
    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:

    See how this county ranks on other chemical release and waste management attributes tracked by Scorecard

    Rank counties in ARIZONA or facilities in PIMA 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 PIMA County

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  • 2002 TRI Pollution Releases Ranked by Potential Human Health Risks
  • Top Ranked Cancer Risk:CHROMIUM
    List chemicals or facilities contributing to cancer risk
    Top Ranked Noncancer Risk:MERCURY
    List chemicals or facilities contributing to noncancer risk


    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 1,326 3
    Suspected Carcinogens 83,698
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 259,329 5
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 36,011 4
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 223,109 8
    Suspected Endocrine Toxicants 79,193 3
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 147,373 5
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 198,891 2
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 290,341 5
    Suspected Musculoskeletal Toxicants 108,015
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 265,103 12
    Recognized Reproductive Toxicants 264 3
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 261,203 9
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 313,478 12
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 252,194 5

    *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 1,250,152 19,370 309,682 5 1,579,209 248,891 NA
    1989 893,337 5 8,418 5 901,765 352,921 NA
    1990 891,038 10 45,947 5 937,000 347,875 NA
    1991 820,613 10 53,110 0 873,733 967,377 5,536,086
    1992 720,654 5 53,433 0 774,092 695,423 4,984,526
    1993 482,683 25 2,071 0 484,779 392,240 4,031,694
    1994 507,554 0 20 0 507,574 366,975 3,474,222
    1995 382,366 0 250 0 382,616 624,107 3,571,210
    1996 169,482 1 750 0 170,233 557,254 905,723
    1997 98,107 19 1,250 0 99,376 1,216,822 801,155
    1998 297,466 32 469,215,913 0 469,513,411 600,999 575,713,550
    1999 258,369 286 324,897,772 0 325,156,427 817,094 429,395,428
    2000 303,308 279 212,184,059 0 212,487,646 757,311 213,098,215
    2001 250,201 31 174,951,717 0 175,201,949 619,339 176,443,620
    2002 315,490 12 4,679,931 0 4,995,433 754,138 5,800,642
    "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 1.00 0 0 0 1.00 0 1.00
    2001 .9514 0 0 0 .9514 0 .9514
    2002 .49 0 0 0 .49 0 .49
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