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Environmental Release Report: YUMA County, AZ
 
 
  • Map Locating Toxic Chemical Releases
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  • 2002 Rankings: Major Chemical Releases or Waste Generation in YUMA 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 YUMA 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 YUMA 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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    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 2,506
    Suspected Carcinogens .440
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 3,543 4,910
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 2,443
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 1,569
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 2,792
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 4,762 4,910
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 4,763 4,910
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 4,762 4,910
    Recognized Reproductive Toxicants 2,506
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 287
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 2,320 4,910
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 2,320 4,910

    *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 44,828 0 750 0 45,578 9,600 NA
    1989 49,525 0 0 0 49,525 1,849 NA
    1990 44,449 10 10 10 44,479 0 NA
    1991 30,337 0 0 0 30,337 0 30,337
    1992 43,760 0 0 0 43,760 0 43,221
    1993 50,020 0 0 0 50,020 0 65,591
    1994 70,612 0 50 0 70,662 0 95,497
    1995 18,242 4,086 3 0 22,331 25,831 96,301
    1996 41,476 4,017 0 0 45,493 76,120 139,635
    1997 23,883 0 0 0 23,883 107,520 94,053
    1998 11,736 4,471 750 0 16,957 57,240 83,631
    1999 21,035 4,333 0 0 25,368 70,750 104,803
    2000 4,579 4,915 0 0 9,494 0 15,175
    2001 1,507 4,915 0 0 6,422 144,486 44,221
    2002 4,763 4,910 336,021 0 345,694 165,177 512,423
    "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 .68 0 0 0 .68 0 .68
    2001 1.19 0 0 0 1.19 0 1.19
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