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Environmental Release Report: SAN DIEGO County, CA
 
 
  • Map Locating Toxic Chemical Releases
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  • 2002 Rankings: Major Chemical Releases or Waste Generation in SAN DIEGO 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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    *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 DIEGO 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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  • 2002 TRI Pollution Releases Sorted by Health Effect*
  • Air Releases
    (Pounds from TRI sources)
    Water Releases
    (Pounds from TRI sources)
    Recognized Carcinogens 56,808 33
    Suspected Carcinogens 80,933 7
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 400,935 247,948
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 17,182 25
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 173,227 13
    Suspected Endocrine Toxicants 103,951 25
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 123,173 299
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 242,562 42
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 420,440 30
    Suspected Musculoskeletal Toxicants 5,659
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 534,690 35
    Recognized Reproductive Toxicants 1,791 25
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 271,855 15
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 514,615 304
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 382,752 40

    *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 6,218,595 8,746 41,780 0 6,269,121 2,623,442 NA
    1989 5,933,131 1,000 1,500 0 5,935,631 1,099,414 NA
    1990 4,253,198 20 5 0 4,253,223 1,856,405 NA
    1991 3,570,768 7,342 9,520 0 3,587,630 3,395,901 20,720,970
    1992 3,078,431 5 4,245 0 3,082,681 4,098,565 18,234,945
    1993 2,815,667 137 0 0 2,815,804 3,705,307 16,402,870
    1994 2,344,606 81 250 0 2,344,937 3,965,180 14,905,958
    1995 1,257,730 77 0 0 1,257,807 4,864,542 10,872,617
    1996 695,262 276 550 0 696,088 4,306,967 6,902,679
    1997 483,299 522 0 0 483,821 8,668,312 8,521,728
    1998 634,997 520 87,385 0 722,902 8,683,228 11,951,908
    1999 584,521 72 22,798 0 607,391 7,493,930 10,911,267
    2000 587,326 60 69 0 587,455 9,206,569 13,207,735
    2001 476,050 196,613 251,310 0 923,973 8,845,704 15,155,137
    2002 547,066 248,216 198,779 0 994,061 7,440,292 12,301,005
    "NA" means that no data are available because "Total-Production Related Waste" was not reported until 1991.
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  • Dioxin Compounds Summary
  • Environmental Releases, Transfers, and Production-Related Waste (Grams of Dioxin Compounds from TRI sources)
    Year Air Releases Water Releases Land Releases Underground Injection Total Environmental Releases Total Off-Site Transfers Total Production-Related Waste
    2000 3.10 0 0 0 3.10 0 3.10
    2001 3.64 0 0 0 3.64 0 3.64
    2002 2.29 0 0 0 2.29 0 2.29
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