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Environmental Release Report: ALAMEDA County, CA
 
 
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  • 2002 Rankings: Major Chemical Releases or Waste Generation in ALAMEDA 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):
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    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 ALAMEDA County

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  • 2002 TRI Pollution Releases Ranked by Potential Human Health Risks
  • Top Ranked Cancer Risk:CHROMIUM
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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 11,815 26
    Suspected Carcinogens 17,601
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 535,920 31
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 38,781 26
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 473,871
    Suspected Endocrine Toxicants 22,978 19
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 189,110 116
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 507,160 26
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 616,280 27
    Suspected Musculoskeletal Toxicants 265
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 659,274 27
    Recognized Reproductive Toxicants 1,782 26
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 473,925 1
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 655,163 110
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 444,404 270

    *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 4,253,657 852 1,842,401 0 6,096,910 2,649,836 NA
    1989 4,572,995 205 246,550 0 4,819,750 1,589,673 NA
    1990 3,883,337 335 231,943 15 4,115,630 1,271,416 NA
    1991 3,435,263 295 324,965 0 3,760,523 7,839,022 29,565,182
    1992 3,029,617 26 345,284 0 3,374,927 6,001,042 23,968,794
    1993 2,381,070 29 280,106 0 2,661,205 5,997,180 23,284,979
    1994 2,114,481 4 216,433 0 2,330,918 5,721,953 26,412,109
    1995 1,523,649 1,977 200,213 0 1,725,839 6,656,364 22,137,162
    1996 1,339,048 463 245,025 0 1,584,536 6,068,496 21,716,112
    1997 1,484,510 594 195,458 0 1,680,562 14,574,546 14,768,602
    1998 1,497,491 798 354,962 0 1,853,251 5,572,783 13,145,898
    1999 1,067,172 723 1,029,941 0 2,097,836 11,897,659 18,457,021
    2000 786,329 11,983 1,599,069 0 2,397,381 5,020,732 9,712,370
    2001 711,919 477 17,871 0 730,267 5,603,035 10,606,416
    2002 673,489 372 11,175 0 685,037 7,044,111 11,200,327
    "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 .189 0 0 0 .189 0 .189
    2001 .189 0 0 0 .189 0 .189
    2002 .42 0 0 0 .42 0 .42
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