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Environmental Release Report: ADAMS County, CO
 
 
  • Map Locating Toxic Chemical Releases
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  • 2002 Rankings: Major Chemical Releases or Waste Generation in ADAMS 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 ADAMS 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: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 52,000 94
    Suspected Carcinogens 36,583 9
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 422,501 38,843
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 62,968 99
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 475,456 38
    Suspected Endocrine Toxicants 79,750 1
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 215,241 360
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 169,325 435
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 457,094 2,970
    Suspected Musculoskeletal Toxicants 308,317
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 638,554 3,122
    Recognized Reproductive Toxicants 15,360 93
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 545,549 2,989
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 741,326 3,297
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 513,717 3,578

    *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 1,834,988 24,945 3,814 0 1,863,747 808,188 NA
    1989 1,209,264 28,817 28,757 0 1,266,838 254,923 NA
    1990 655,028 25,095 49,935 0 730,058 467,507 NA
    1991 486,522 38,758 21,820 0 547,100 410,290 13,714,680
    1992 530,038 17,902 7,800 0 555,740 341,676 12,307,729
    1993 525,885 47,764 22,250 0 595,899 539,214 10,201,264
    1994 470,016 12,924 7,050 0 489,990 417,028 19,861,623
    1995 419,364 32,612 17,000 0 468,976 586,067 102,571,566
    1996 507,734 19,031 180 0 526,945 1,472,100 24,096,297
    1997 573,459 18,941 0 5 592,405 6,537,299 25,089,850
    1998 854,983 18,331 402,114 0 1,275,428 3,529,654 17,198,080
    1999 833,165 26,324 2,747 0 862,236 1,638,217 20,377,202
    2000 869,636 31,331 280 0 901,248 3,460,019 30,737,876
    2001 798,017 28,905 1,072 0 827,994 8,839,843 33,916,277
    2002 791,078 42,991 859 0 834,927 7,510,539 22,679,268
    "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 .405 .06 0 0 .465 .0012 .47
    2001 .384 .074 0 0 .458 0 .46
    2002 .35 .095 0 0 .445 0 .445
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