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Environmental Release Report: SANTA CLARA County, CA
 
 
  • Map Locating Toxic Chemical Releases
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  • 2002 Rankings: Major Chemical Releases or Waste Generation in SANTA CLARA 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:
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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 CLARA 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 COMPOUNDS
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    Top Ranked Noncancer Risk:MERCURY 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 58,225 17
    Suspected Carcinogens 50,439 1
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 58,219 23
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 20,602 11
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 53,291 13
    Suspected Endocrine Toxicants 35,325 1
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 128,754 23
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 85,906 34
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 293,705 17
    Suspected Musculoskeletal Toxicants 37,375
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 278,435 18
    Recognized Reproductive Toxicants 1,711 11
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 245,164 18
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 302,061 40
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 294,872 8

    *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 6,494,757 56,010 750 0 6,551,517 3,629,636 NA
    1989 4,306,587 44,091 29,200 0 4,379,878 1,918,356 NA
    1990 3,642,703 1,996 7,142 305 3,652,146 2,377,759 NA
    1991 2,905,182 280 52,255 0 2,957,717 7,057,869 38,502,109
    1992 2,067,417 69 1,119 0 2,068,605 7,088,929 34,122,649
    1993 1,467,669 178,280 1,120 0 1,647,069 6,933,980 39,218,601
    1994 789,242 78,966 16,305 0 884,513 6,123,690 30,259,174
    1995 1,418,686 273 18,505 0 1,437,464 9,037,119 26,935,272
    1996 1,283,847 20 27,691 0 1,311,558 7,241,426 26,407,873
    1997 1,275,692 26 15,256 0 1,290,974 15,430,250 25,427,614
    1998 921,668 9 13,372 0 935,049 5,753,972 22,386,728
    1999 844,437 154 0 0 844,591 6,894,129 19,835,258
    2000 440,125 197 500 0 440,821 8,212,161 12,766,514
    2001 392,012 61 66,925 0 458,997 5,238,719 9,837,305
    2002 319,389 50 501 0 319,940 3,555,634 6,537,793
    "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 .1868 0 0 0 .1868 0 .1868
    2001 .5108 0 0 0 .5108 0 .5108
    2002 .4634 0 0 0 .4634 0 .4634
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