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

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    Rank counties in CALIFORNIA or facilities in PLACER 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 PLACER County

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  • 2002 TRI Pollution Releases Ranked by Potential Human Health Risks
  • Top Ranked Cancer Risk:FORMALDEHYDE
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    Top Ranked Noncancer Risk:LEAD
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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 19,284 250
    Suspected Carcinogens 1,938
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 12,657
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 2
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 104,333
    Suspected Endocrine Toxicants 2,404
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 27,929 250
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 104,325
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 122,301 250
    Suspected Musculoskeletal Toxicants 10
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 124,237 250
    Recognized Reproductive Toxicants 2
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 30,175 250
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 124,048 250
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 124,738 255

    *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 1,244,646 250 8,350 0 1,253,246 237,887 NA
    1989 1,087,081 80 9,245 0 1,096,406 194,365 NA
    1990 1,068,394 295 7,587 5 1,076,281 388,780 NA
    1991 798,558 0 8,163 0 806,721 569,210 4,287,668
    1992 836,779 0 7,898 0 844,677 1,604,615 3,807,282
    1993 802,140 0 4,845 0 806,985 1,606,945 3,793,901
    1994 589,950 0 17,110 0 607,060 2,375,462 4,830,822
    1995 243,942 0 3,300 0 247,242 559,062 2,829,245
    1996 193,826 0 0 0 193,826 683,647 2,992,694
    1997 206,957 26 0 0 206,983 1,566,119 2,065,328
    1998 171,014 2 2,300 0 173,316 505,663 1,131,602
    1999 56,405 2 8,654 0 65,061 274,484 624,347
    2000 175,053 255 8,540 0 183,848 285,044 797,182
    2001 177,155 255 9,053 0 186,463 282,413 713,965
    2002 124,743 255 10,539 0 135,537 182,845 474,734
    "NA" means that no data are available because "Total-Production Related Waste" was not reported until 1991.
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