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

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  • 2002 TRI Pollution Releases Ranked by Ozone Depleting Potential
  • Top Ranked Ozone Depleting Chemical:1,1,1-TRICHLOROETHANE
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  • 2002 TRI Pollution Releases Ranked by Potential Human Health Risks
  • Top Ranked Cancer Risk:BENZENE
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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 3,695 6
    Suspected Carcinogens 19,633 182
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 42,772 18
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 2,384 6
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 40,389 12
    Suspected Endocrine Toxicants 20,182 6
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 20,396 556
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 46,511 38
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 46,859 18
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 48,346 6
    Recognized Reproductive Toxicants 612 6
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 43,008 12
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 48,818 770
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 37,904 188

    *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 739,611 0 0 0 739,611 633,642 NA
    1989 679,413 0 0 0 679,413 329,925 NA
    1990 484,831 20 21 5 484,877 595,615 NA
    1991 360,238 0 3,625 0 363,863 1,297,118 2,078,519
    1992 274,190 0 0 0 274,190 953,024 2,465,116
    1993 209,887 22 0 0 209,909 802,122 1,818,224
    1994 213,486 750 0 0 214,236 793,491 1,837,455
    1995 91,742 0 0 0 91,742 1,027,842 1,493,445
    1996 70,219 831 5 0 71,055 1,507,789 1,916,994
    1997 83,013 7 0 0 83,020 4,362,611 2,701,923
    1998 136,147 32 0 0 136,179 7,229,730 26,400,866
    1999 94,934 781 0 0 95,715 10,475,445 33,925,854
    2000 33,455 1,056 0 0 34,511 13,672,559 23,919,496
    2001 48,277 791 0 0 49,068 4,440,620 13,209,538
    2002 49,370 770 2 0 50,141 3,971,504 10,160,773
    "NA" means that no data are available because "Total-Production Related Waste" was not reported until 1991.
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