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

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    Rank counties in CALIFORNIA or facilities in ORANGE 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 ORANGE County

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  • 2002 TRI Pollution Releases Ranked by Ozone Depleting Potential
  • Top Ranked Ozone Depleting Chemical:1,1-DICHLORO-1-FLUOROETHANE
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  • 2002 TRI Pollution Releases Ranked by Potential Human Health Risks
  • Top Ranked Cancer Risk:CHROMIUM
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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 124,241 74
    Suspected Carcinogens 965,492 6
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 1,237,445 373
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 29,098 52
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 1,353,556 427
    Suspected Endocrine Toxicants 1,103,646 11
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 1,100,885 144
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 1,401,338 362
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 1,451,351 343
    Suspected Musculoskeletal Toxicants 6,297
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 1,561,337 171
    Recognized Reproductive Toxicants 5,696 49
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 1,396,297 430
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 1,422,544 514
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 1,414,375 53

    *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 11,120,826 28,067 86,387 0 11,235,280 17,015,051 NA
    1989 9,880,599 2,046 8,000 0 9,890,645 8,750,056 NA
    1990 11,051,457 1,051 5,140 55 11,057,703 4,796,662 NA
    1991 10,209,235 1,586 51,198 25 10,262,044 19,605,833 52,744,608
    1992 7,635,082 361 32,814 25 7,668,282 19,060,972 47,736,328
    1993 6,127,419 32,290 27,455 20 6,187,184 20,223,258 45,378,985
    1994 4,794,752 416 32,448 0 4,827,616 18,437,945 39,440,918
    1995 5,015,133 596 7 0 5,015,736 22,688,917 35,988,714
    1996 2,644,410 709 5 0 2,645,124 20,193,235 31,966,023
    1997 2,461,689 422 45,426 0 2,507,537 41,694,684 36,413,770
    1998 2,353,273 3,857 5 0 2,357,135 20,021,302 36,799,924
    1999 1,456,898 1,514 150,936 0 1,609,348 22,293,380 30,918,089
    2000 1,987,359 1,894 25,304 0 2,014,557 13,255,398 21,075,885
    2001 1,690,869 690 83,340 0 1,774,900 11,300,304 17,919,994
    2002 1,579,617 552 93,236 0 1,673,404 8,486,971 13,933,912
    "NA" means that no data are available because "Total-Production Related Waste" was not reported until 1991.
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