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

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  • 2002 TRI Pollution Releases Ranked by Potential Human Health Risks
  • Top Ranked Cancer Risk:ARSENIC
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    Top Ranked Noncancer Risk:MERCURY 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 6,755 101
    Suspected Carcinogens 16,394 91
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 72,335 112
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 13,651 102
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 79,528 5
    Suspected Endocrine Toxicants 14,146 15
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 87,476 192
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 88,906 197
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 225,724 101
    Suspected Musculoskeletal Toxicants 62,423 5
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 185,841 107
    Recognized Reproductive Toxicants 3,974 96
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 151,823 10
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 244,515 111
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 237,713 111

    *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 854,041 84,400 2,481 1,525,850 2,466,772 725,981 NA
    1989 768,556 2,000 13,441 1,728,111 2,512,108 103,962 NA
    1990 597,533 1,000 22,416 1,762,692 2,383,641 230,962 NA
    1991 659,520 0 130,737 1,934,720 2,724,977 347,374 63,745,194
    1992 426,854 0 56,412 881,281 1,364,547 223,552 53,032,607
    1993 390,113 0 320,035 4,151,369 4,861,517 381,799 55,157,280
    1994 509,227 0 266,914 498,761 1,274,902 1,131,431 45,312,370
    1995 351,938 0 213,486 368,974 934,398 436,383 35,468,750
    1996 243,136 0 151,498 509,796 904,430 637,426 27,956,809
    1997 301,390 0 141,226 111,700 554,316 23,838,971 28,109,381
    1998 509,465 0 3,697,900 81,905 4,289,270 213,594 6,915,443
    1999 303,723 0 3,944,474 34,972 4,283,169 160,067 4,983,363
    2000 318,242 0 3,446,238 37,444 3,801,925 300,789 4,475,832
    2001 315,881 33 3,210,942 54,302 3,581,158 573,428 4,678,494
    2002 250,251 203 2,924,841 37,228 3,212,522 553,647 4,603,988
    "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 9.57 0 9.00 0 18.57 0 18.57
    2001 .8713 0 2.01 0 2.89 0 2.89
    2002 .5945 0 86.52 0 87.11 0 87.09
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