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Environmental Release Report: SANTA BARBARA County, CA
 
 
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  • 2002 Rankings: Major Chemical Releases or Waste Generation in SANTA BARBARA 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 SANTA BARBARA 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:LEAD COMPOUNDS
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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 12
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 1,012
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 12
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 1,000
    Suspected Endocrine Toxicants .079
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 512
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 762
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 2,561
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 2,311
    Recognized Reproductive Toxicants 12
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 2,549
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 2,299
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 2,309

    *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 341,996 0 230,000 0 571,996 333,211 NA
    1989 313,619 0 0 0 313,619 100,010 NA
    1990 767,058 15 70,831 5 837,909 97,200 NA
    1991 589,980 0 28,316 0 618,296 848,204 1,523,262
    1992 632,001 0 5,083 0 637,084 1,187,648 1,894,112
    1993 573,874 0 11,079 0 584,953 1,016,828 1,684,165
    1994 229,127 0 0 0 229,127 1,011,537 1,281,133
    1995 170,054 0 0 0 170,054 884,063 1,105,197
    1996 102,283 0 0 0 102,283 1,042,001 1,122,349
    1997 29,854 0 0 0 29,854 321,738 234,449
    1998 33,134 0 19,440 0 52,574 355,818 413,801
    1999 4,321 0 17,480 0 21,801 369,886 195,749
    2000 9,900 0 10,800 0 20,700 321,993 134,474
    2001 8,336 0 9,455 0 17,791 282,856 299,886
    2002 2,571 0 31,778 0 34,349 359,209 490,355
    "NA" means that no data are available because "Total-Production Related Waste" was not reported until 1991.
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