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

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  • 2002 TRI Pollution Releases Ranked by Ozone Depleting Potential
  • Top Ranked Ozone Depleting Chemical:1-CHLORO-1,1-DIFLUOROETHANE
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  • 2002 TRI Pollution Releases Ranked by Potential Human Health Risks
  • Top Ranked Cancer Risk:ARSENIC (ORGANIC OR INORGANIC COMPOUNDS)
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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 145,885 20,624
    Suspected Carcinogens 828,301 9,601
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 2,347,870 1,243,505
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 338,832 312
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 1,778,306 26,948
    Suspected Endocrine Toxicants 651,773 659
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 1,102,788 22,792
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 2,197,954 16,390
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 5,690,869 37,426
    Suspected Musculoskeletal Toxicants 213,372
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 6,186,712 37,577
    Recognized Reproductive Toxicants 58,551 288
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 4,902,364 23,069
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 6,161,027 40,444
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 5,677,539 38,256

    *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 41,718,258 532,082 221,664 50,510 42,522,514 68,606,998 NA
    1989 38,095,856 189,307 46,024 260 38,331,447 49,047,704 NA
    1990 33,259,262 234,129 95,075 160 33,588,626 25,901,415 NA
    1991 27,172,297 124,623 89,507 0 27,386,427 119,442,576 453,432,851
    1992 21,026,790 159,893 21,158 0 21,207,841 106,180,265 522,909,869
    1993 16,397,748 201,411 72,563 750 16,672,472 84,416,007 677,103,359
    1994 12,538,674 206,306 4,817 0 12,749,797 46,173,845 542,044,081
    1995 11,495,996 229,068 8,290 0 11,733,354 36,133,023 357,875,590
    1996 12,124,563 1,144,279 120,126 0 13,388,968 31,907,960 113,557,707
    1997 9,793,660 294,496 250,687 0 10,338,843 76,575,848 88,308,145
    1998 8,262,981 494,297 152,289 0 8,909,567 51,697,113 115,844,776
    1999 8,565,854 2,159,938 83,345 0 10,809,137 75,774,998 158,074,114
    2000 8,168,321 1,858,631 116,322 10,000 10,153,274 72,700,178 156,550,117
    2001 5,474,650 1,513,273 86,507 0 7,074,429 61,017,653 133,744,232
    2002 6,891,429 1,281,024 78,916 0 8,251,369 46,365,090 114,658,939
    "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 2.17 3.45 0 0 5.62 937 8,006
    2001 1.76 .087 0 0 1.85 163 193
    2002 1.84 .109 0 0 1.95 24.17 26.47
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