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Environmental Release Report: SAN LUIS OBISPO County, CA
 
 
  • Map Locating Toxic Chemical Releases
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  • 2002 Rankings: Major Chemical Releases or Waste Generation in SAN LUIS OBISPO 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 LUIS OBISPO 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 LUIS OBISPO County

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  • 2002 TRI Pollution Releases Ranked by Potential Human Health Risks
  • Top Ranked Cancer Risk:LEAD COMPOUNDS
    List chemicals or facilities contributing to cancer risk
    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 1,378 3
    Suspected Carcinogens 12 .840
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 6,050 89
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 2,268 7
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 4,480 86
    Suspected Endocrine Toxicants 722 2
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 15,043 17
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 5,198 82
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 16,491 194
    Suspected Musculoskeletal Toxicants 44,932
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 15,525 208
    Recognized Reproductive Toxicants 441 2
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 6,407 202
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 93,885 208
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 51,468 188

    *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 93,805 37,000 0 0 130,805 53,688 NA
    1989 236,164 53,000 0 0 289,164 56,250 NA
    1990 163,020 14,542 0 0 177,562 28,465 NA
    1991 142,864 17,823 0 0 160,687 519,408 1,451,460
    1992 144,298 11,187 0 0 155,485 561,914 1,206,255
    1993 140,990 15,002 0 0 155,992 730,299 1,906,551
    1994 134,233 7,000 0 0 141,233 823,897 2,031,397
    1995 144,120 766 0 0 144,886 844,012 1,332,652
    1996 160,470 2,100 0 0 162,570 774,302 1,417,204
    1997 160,004 4,465 0 0 164,469 1,340,108 1,276,996
    1998 22,948 3,405 0 0 26,353 841,540 1,213,007
    1999 36,034 5 0 0 36,039 182,964 1,173,606
    2000 104,216 222 16 0 104,454 1,271,117 2,100,640
    2001 90,853 1,093 23 0 91,968 1,010,605 1,975,558
    2002 96,198 214 25 0 96,437 912,152 1,863,192
    "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 2.40 0 0 0 2.40 0 2.40
    2001 2.40 0 0 0 2.40 0 2.40
    2002 2.60 0 0 0 2.60 0 2.60
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