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Environmental Release Report: BUTTE County, CA
 
 
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  • 2002 Rankings: Major Chemical Releases or Waste Generation in BUTTE County*
    Cleanest/Best Counties in US Percentile Dirtiest/Worst Counties in US
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    Noncancer risk score (air and water releases):
    Air releases of recognized developmental 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 BUTTE County

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  • 2002 TRI Pollution Releases Ranked by Potential Human Health Risks
  • Top Ranked Cancer Risk:no data available
    Top Ranked Noncancer Risk:TOLUENE
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  • 2002 TRI Pollution Releases Sorted by Health Effect*
  • Air Releases
    (Pounds from TRI sources)
    Water Releases
    (Pounds from TRI sources)
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 651
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 69
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 582
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 89
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 651
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 651
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 651
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 651
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 651
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 398

    *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 138,628 0 84 0 138,712 79,820 NA
    1989 148,933 0 0 0 148,933 10,940 NA
    1990 252,194 41 520 5 252,760 15,589 NA
    1991 180,669 56 0 0 180,725 11,232 228,684
    1992 121,647 40 0 0 121,687 1,428 131,075
    1993 82,379 115 0 0 82,494 3,208 93,821
    1994 177,454 214 0 0 177,668 13,150 191,536
    1995 153,729 55 0 0 153,784 3,503 162,361
    1996 336,017 90 0 0 336,107 2,219 337,383
    1997 109,118 247 0 0 109,365 16,468 190,172
    1998 230,844 10,331 0 0 241,175 5,822 507,684
    1999 128,775 10,559 0 0 139,334 3,129 241,064
    2000 106,875 21,346 0 0 128,220 9,259 154,053
    2001 482 0 500 0 982 89,832 5,615
    2002 651 0 0 0 651 11,675 12,265
    "NA" means that no data are available because "Total-Production Related Waste" was not reported until 1991.
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