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

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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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    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 18 9
    Suspected Carcinogens 345 5
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 352 9
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 342 3
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 10 6
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 30 14
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 30 8
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 9 3
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 342 3
    Recognized Reproductive Toxicants 9 3
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 10 6
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 31 11
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 21 11

    *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 297,743 3,051 0 0 300,794 61,437 NA
    1989 205,798 500 0 0 206,298 67,778 NA
    1990 148,969 255 0 0 149,224 70,962 NA
    1991 135,710 12,010 0 0 147,720 205,214 2,593,914
    1992 108,669 10 0 0 108,679 192,256 3,601,458
    1993 176,009 255 0 0 176,264 174,991 3,238,697
    1994 185,966 0 0 0 185,966 315,403 849,275
    1995 134,726 0 0 0 134,726 298,684 741,253
    1996 106,290 5 0 0 106,295 337,343 2,737,449
    1997 75,791 5 0 0 75,796 660,455 2,430,409
    1998 45,967 5 0 0 45,972 251,636 2,367,989
    1999 43,771 755 0 0 44,526 922,063 2,119,084
    2000 15,808 7 0 0 15,815 801,405 1,417,413
    2001 69,330 16 0 0 69,346 664,306 1,198,163
    2002 373 14 0 0 387 23,996 24,208
    "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 .1277 0 0 0 .1277 0 .1277
    2001 .2203 0 0 0 .2203 0 .2203
    2002 .2251 0 0 0 .2251 0 .2251
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