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Environmental Release Report: KINGS County, CA
 
 
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  • 2002 Rankings: Major Chemical Releases or Waste Generation in KINGS 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):
    Air releases of recognized carcinogens:
    Air releases of recognized developmental toxicants:
    Air releases of recognized reproductive toxicants:

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    Rank counties in CALIFORNIA or facilities in KINGS County by chemical releases or waste generation

    *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 KINGS 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: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 387
    Suspected Carcinogens 23,560
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 25,297
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 133
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 199,347
    Suspected Endocrine Toxicants 23,554
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 26,680
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 25,278
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 47,788
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 221,937
    Recognized Reproductive Toxicants 104
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 223,435
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 226,409
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 49,289

    *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 35,399 0 0 0 35,399 395,288 NA
    1989 58,690 0 0 0 58,690 557,738 NA
    1990 65,421 0 0 0 65,421 58,743 NA
    1991 41,647 0 0 0 41,647 94,219 143,219
    1992 21,712 0 0 0 21,712 58,553 91,660
    1993 63,695 0 250 0 63,945 59,549 125,670
    1994 45,192 0 255 0 45,447 89,045 111,366
    1995 367,028 0 258 0 367,286 133,075 486,019
    1996 315,192 0 604,280 0 919,472 690,811 1,046,321
    1997 333,255 0 5 0 333,260 716,973 1,045,583
    1998 256,996 0 12,503,183 0 12,760,179 573,034 14,004,991
    1999 228,244 0 12,735,351 0 12,963,595 658,453 14,231,429
    2000 172,419 0 23,252,732 0 23,425,151 759,451 24,903,401
    2001 141,380 0 20,177,936 0 20,319,316 775,756 21,814,641
    2002 226,511 0 11,605,695 0 11,832,206 700,386 13,217,109
    "NA" means that no data are available because "Total-Production Related Waste" was not reported until 1991.
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