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Environmental Release Report: HUMBOLDT County, CA
 
 
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  • 2002 Rankings: Major Chemical Releases or Waste Generation in HUMBOLDT 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 HUMBOLDT 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 62,821 12,743
    Suspected Carcinogens .200
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 3,331 6,740
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 31
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 163,077 2,018,000
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 62,821 12,743
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 163,108 2,018,000
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 267,128 2,012,643
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 291,138 2,024,643
    Recognized Reproductive Toxicants 31
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 131,330 11,903
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 291,107 2,023,903
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 291,107 2,024,643

    *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 3,489,620 9,508,320 0 0 12,997,940 750 NA
    1989 1,071,271 9,509,050 4,300 0 10,584,621 500 NA
    1990 4,354,795 9,490,960 6,100 0 13,851,855 250 NA
    1991 1,265,952 9,717,850 0 0 10,983,802 250 40,064,700
    1992 1,240,828 9,451,755 0 3,500 10,696,083 255 31,537,592
    1993 301,291 2,408,425 0 0 2,709,716 500 7,683,343
    1994 465,670 3,732,800 0 0 4,198,470 500 4,221,881
    1995 329,765 1,345,350 0 0 1,675,115 250 4,394,120
    1996 425,175 1,571,382 0 0 1,996,557 250 5,187,426
    1997 407,755 1,528,215 49,991 0 1,985,961 5 5,122,515
    1998 492,455 1,236,015 93,116 0 1,821,586 5 3,632,622
    1999 250,155 1,129,538 96,210 0 1,475,903 250 3,906,942
    2000 348,729 1,856,105 155,195 0 2,360,029 10 5,372,724
    2001 270,212 1,136,774 85,957 0 1,492,943 46,074 3,918,615
    2002 291,138 2,024,643 91,940 0 2,407,721 311 5,216,238
    "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 .1 0 0 0 .1 0 .1
    2001 .8475 0 0 0 .8475 0 .8475
    2002 .4398 0 0 0 .4398 0 .4398
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