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

    See how this county ranks on other chemical release and waste management attributes tracked by Scorecard

    Rank counties in CALIFORNIA or facilities in TULARE 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 TULARE County

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  • 2002 TRI Pollution Releases Ranked by Potential Human Health Risks
  • Top Ranked Cancer Risk:LEAD
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    Top Ranked Noncancer Risk:COPPER
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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 2
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 9,210 250
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 1,769
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 10,304 250
    Suspected Endocrine Toxicants 1
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 7,092
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 12,073 250
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 28,892 250
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 30,429
    Recognized Reproductive Toxicants 2
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 26,027 250
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 31,449 250
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 27,789

    *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 195,251 0 1,000 0 196,251 668,514 NA
    1989 168,705 0 1,500 0 170,205 491,145 NA
    1990 142,406 40 80 20 142,546 223,840 NA
    1991 117,297 0 10 0 117,307 1,933,000 3,295,724
    1992 126,460 250 760 0 127,470 770,427 1,866,473
    1993 81,998 0 10 0 82,008 65,316 1,257,146
    1994 108,336 0 10 0 108,346 539,770 1,212,067
    1995 93,168 0 10 0 93,178 231,692 1,395,714
    1996 69,309 0 0 0 69,309 360,180 1,998,987
    1997 82,345 0 2,547 0 84,892 456,076 2,128,012
    1998 19,166 0 36,576 0 55,742 1,312,800 5,417,397
    1999 35,293 0 4,995 0 40,288 1,063,608 2,570,518
    2000 56,305 250 2,995 0 59,550 1,155,854 2,856,579
    2001 49,675 250 1,329 0 51,254 987,040 2,967,366
    2002 31,450 250 2,397 0 34,097 1,251,517 3,310,136
    "NA" means that no data are available because "Total-Production Related Waste" was not reported until 1991.
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