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Environmental Release Report: MERCED County, CA
 
 
  • Map Locating Toxic Chemical Releases
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  • 2002 Rankings: Major Chemical Releases or Waste Generation in MERCED County*
    Cleanest/Best Counties in US Percentile Dirtiest/Worst Counties in US
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    Total environmental releases:
    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:

    See how this county ranks on other chemical release and waste management attributes tracked by Scorecard

    Rank counties in CALIFORNIA or facilities in MERCED 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 MERCED 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 4
    Suspected Carcinogens 40,550
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 56,952
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 3,577
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 52,736
    Suspected Endocrine Toxicants 40,550
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 44,127
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 56,313
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 57,072
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 57,711
    Recognized Reproductive Toxicants 4
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 57,068
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 57,707
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 47,787

    *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 375,992 69 121,798 0 497,859 168,979 NA
    1989 437,024 6 102,000 0 539,030 50,558 NA
    1990 528,586 16 5 0 528,607 7,210 NA
    1991 541,613 2 5 0 541,620 231,670 12,159,147
    1992 536,860 0 5 0 536,865 168,796 2,425,321
    1993 422,947 0 0 0 422,947 263,179 2,077,307
    1994 246,908 0 0 0 246,908 302,184 1,838,651
    1995 199,591 0 0 0 199,591 369,794 1,638,100
    1996 76,994 0 0 0 76,994 602,330 1,415,462
    1997 1,953,697 0 0 0 1,953,697 552,570 3,661,356
    1998 554,888 0 0 0 554,888 509,102 4,002,213
    1999 536,504 0 321,750 0 858,254 1,269,958 2,506,074
    2000 496,566 0 426,000 0 922,566 1,473,999 3,154,100
    2001 72,195 0 715,105 0 787,300 1,400,222 3,562,320
    2002 57,711 0 900,719 0 958,430 1,547,106 4,024,579
    "NA" means that no data are available because "Total-Production Related Waste" was not reported until 1991.
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