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

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  • 2002 TRI Pollution Releases Ranked by Ozone Depleting Potential
  • Top Ranked Ozone Depleting Chemical:1,1-DICHLORO-1-FLUOROETHANE
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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 204 20
    Suspected Carcinogens 39,616
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 70,480 61
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 250 20
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 44,896 41
    Suspected Endocrine Toxicants 44,428 2
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 39,934 38
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 45,177 43
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 273,118 43
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 282,716 20
    Recognized Reproductive Toxicants 129 20
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 253,483 41
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 278,972 43
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 273,722 20

    *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 1,107,827 0 12,750 0 1,120,577 831,534 NA
    1989 1,026,575 2,975 1,250 0 1,030,800 404,394 NA
    1990 785,976 0 975 0 786,951 365,412 NA
    1991 792,258 0 3,423 0 795,681 1,867,967 5,151,727
    1992 727,875 0 3,120 0 730,995 1,818,969 4,016,128
    1993 436,599 0 13,140 0 449,739 2,011,524 4,260,177
    1994 391,928 0 19,627 0 411,555 1,535,283 4,182,353
    1995 335,641 250 2,110 0 338,001 1,426,826 2,657,724
    1996 406,345 499 4,442 0 411,286 1,530,346 2,905,018
    1997 497,850 250 3,224 0 501,324 3,287,867 2,985,966
    1998 511,043 27 7,426 0 518,496 1,762,469 3,837,444
    1999 652,495 28 86,774 0 739,297 1,748,939 3,297,348
    2000 398,607 11 7,827 0 406,445 1,699,782 2,957,738
    2001 260,343 5 7,199 0 267,547 1,375,986 2,687,236
    2002 284,692 61 6,884 0 291,637 756,104 1,878,748
    "NA" means that no data are available because "Total-Production Related Waste" was not reported until 1991.
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