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Environmental Release Report: MONTEREY County, CA
 
 
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  • 2002 Rankings: Major Chemical Releases or Waste Generation in MONTEREY 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 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 MONTEREY 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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  • 2002 TRI Pollution Releases Sorted by Health Effect*
  • Air Releases
    (Pounds from TRI sources)
    Water Releases
    (Pounds from TRI sources)
    Recognized Carcinogens 1
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 1
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 1
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 1
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 1
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 251
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 251
    Recognized Reproductive Toxicants 1
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 250
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 250
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 250

    *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 57,483 0 100 0 57,583 347,566 NA
    1989 51,219 0 0 0 51,219 21,466 NA
    1990 87,943 0 0 0 87,943 325,621 NA
    1991 60,135 0 0 0 60,135 5,533 553,491
    1992 33,953 0 0 0 33,953 12,017 416,175
    1993 15,532 0 0 0 15,532 11,781 501,761
    1994 17,824 0 0 0 17,824 3,600 542,389
    1995 16,941 0 0 0 16,941 4,800 75,575
    1996 9,131 0 0 0 9,131 0 38,189
    1997 20,899 0 45 0 20,944 10,000 1,176,707
    1998 12,914 0 7 0 12,921 5,000 350,862
    1999 2,698 0 0 0 2,698 1 2,747
    2000 525 0 40,000 0 40,525 26,084 79,912
    2001 355 0 23,890 0 24,245 2,718 27,014
    2002 251 0 22,924 0 23,175 0 23,224
    "NA" means that no data are available because "Total-Production Related Waste" was not reported until 1991.
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