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Environmental Release Report: BOULDER County, CO
 
 
  • Map Locating Toxic Chemical Releases
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  • 2002 Rankings: Major Chemical Releases or Waste Generation in BOULDER 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 COLORADO or facilities in BOULDER 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 BOULDER County

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  • 2002 TRI Pollution Releases Ranked by Potential Human Health Risks
  • Top Ranked Cancer Risk:DICHLOROMETHANE
    List chemicals or facilities contributing to cancer risk
    Top Ranked Noncancer Risk:MERCURY
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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 22,850
    Suspected Carcinogens 12,914
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 146,518
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 50,216
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 123,968
    Suspected Endocrine Toxicants 22,267
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 71,924
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 144,977
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 227,079
    Suspected Musculoskeletal Toxicants 104,210
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 209,869
    Recognized Reproductive Toxicants 45
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 159,186
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 231,207
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 195,760

    *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 1,569,316 8,835 121 0 1,578,272 553,480 NA
    1989 1,508,692 11 2,066 0 1,510,769 583,595 NA
    1990 1,117,277 0 75 0 1,117,352 406,517 NA
    1991 1,060,336 0 69,713 0 1,130,049 2,478,825 7,501,430
    1992 1,087,604 0 80,179 0 1,167,783 5,043,013 13,021,752
    1993 977,267 0 111,823 0 1,089,090 6,770,142 9,226,441
    1994 595,366 0 18,500 0 613,866 4,689,504 6,059,236
    1995 539,114 0 18,250 0 557,364 4,109,886 5,169,652
    1996 484,268 0 22,916 0 507,184 4,504,300 6,197,262
    1997 330,777 0 18,250 0 349,027 12,833,999 7,615,122
    1998 388,075 0 255,000 0 643,075 4,927,205 6,132,850
    1999 222,697 560 147,870 0 371,127 6,386,979 7,527,021
    2000 271,544 95 426,305 0 697,944 3,880,945 5,265,462
    2001 267,335 0 394,166 0 661,501 4,029,599 6,326,675
    2002 254,204 0 296,443 0 550,647 15,341,289 22,750,729
    "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 .1046 0 0 0 .1046 0 .1046
    2001 .1029 0 0 0 .1029 0 .1029
    2002 .0936 0 0 0 .0936 0 .0936
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