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Environmental Release Report: PINAL County, AZ
 
 
  • Map Locating Toxic Chemical Releases
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  • 2002 Rankings: Major Chemical Releases or Waste Generation in PINAL 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:

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    Rank counties in ARIZONA or facilities in PINAL 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 PINAL County

    View Summary Environmental Justice Report (en español).

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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:COPPER COMPOUNDS
    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 17,905 4
    Suspected Carcinogens 46,236
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 111,230 4
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 1,761 4
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 105,039
    Suspected Endocrine Toxicants 44,810
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 64,379 254
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 120,351 536
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 194,542 4
    Suspected Musculoskeletal Toxicants 15,013
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 195,706 254
    Recognized Reproductive Toxicants 101 4
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 193,868 250
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 223,845 1,032
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 201,623

    *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 4,269,901 0 113,369 0 4,383,270 217,820 NA
    1989 3,488,551 0 6,041,639 0 9,530,190 106,343 NA
    1990 4,132,187 0 12,507,060 0 16,639,247 265,863 NA
    1991 1,721,253 0 23,877,146 0 25,598,399 120,918 38,839,663
    1992 1,346,872 0 22,340,510 0 23,687,382 134,776 40,857,550
    1993 1,206,597 0 1,055,210 0 2,261,807 17,531,730 36,968,509
    1994 574,058 0 14,010 0 588,068 89,619 49,915,167
    1995 1,328,766 0 251,250 0 1,580,016 83,144 50,715,230
    1996 4,590,214 0 1,707,745 0 6,297,959 10,293,369 82,629,026
    1997 4,719,282 0 1,860,021 0 6,579,303 20,183,302 130,619,463
    1998 3,025,223 183 169,229,602 0 172,255,008 322,004 173,786,438
    1999 920,900 342 136,452,158 0 137,373,400 389,061 138,159,257
    2000 316,883 317 155,111,389 0 155,428,589 464,297 155,980,943
    2001 262,417 543 129,643,107 0 129,906,067 284,141 130,370,851
    2002 225,581 1,036 248,792,746 2,184,988 251,204,351 1,915,925 252,217,793
    "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 .53 0 0 0 .53 0 .53
    2001 .71 0 0 0 .71 0 .71
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