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

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  • 2002 TRI Pollution Releases Ranked by Ozone Depleting Potential
  • Top Ranked Ozone Depleting Chemical:METHYL BROMIDE
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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 9
    Suspected Carcinogens .042
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 1,109
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 1,109
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 265
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 9
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 1,379
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 1,208
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 1,463
    Recognized Reproductive Toxicants 4
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 1,110
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 1,204
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 1,204

    *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 49,749 0 0 0 49,749 0 NA
    1989 52,272 0 0 0 52,272 0 NA
    1990 14,247 0 0 0 14,247 5,562 NA
    1991 16,776 0 0 0 16,776 739 24,922
    1992 20,360 0 0 0 20,360 4,835 25,089
    1993 17,349 0 0 0 17,349 4,547 24,821
    1994 18,534 0 0 0 18,534 7,745 24,668
    1995 33,750 0 0 0 33,750 780 33,220
    1996 33,532 0 0 0 33,532 14,375 71,213
    1997 27,226 0 0 0 27,226 33,182 42,285
    1998 25,898 0 0 0 25,898 25,484 50,729
    1999 30,902 0 0 0 30,902 12,525 41,894
    2000 4,357 0 0 0 4,357 17,093 26,126
    2001 1,645 0 0 0 1,645 21,517 34,251
    2002 1,463 0 0 0 1,463 7,321 9,582
    "NA" means that no data are available because "Total-Production Related Waste" was not reported until 1991.
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