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Environmental Release Report: MESA County, CO
 
 
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  • 2002 Rankings: Major Chemical Releases or Waste Generation in MESA 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 MESA 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 MESA County

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  • 2002 TRI Pollution Releases Ranked by Potential Human Health Risks
  • Top Ranked Cancer Risk:CHROMIUM
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    Top Ranked Noncancer Risk:LEAD 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 926 5
    Suspected Carcinogens 8,149 5
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 101,631 255
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 917
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 100,713 255
    Suspected Endocrine Toxicants 8,140
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 42,528 260
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 9,470 10
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 116,380 10
    Suspected Musculoskeletal Toxicants 87,000
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 101,380 10
    Recognized Reproductive Toxicants 916
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 101,224 265
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 117,168 265
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 115,653 260

    *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 58,447 500 250 0 59,197 162,782 NA
    1989 125,788 500 23,966 0 150,254 26,349 NA
    1990 84,922 15 7,385 0 92,322 29,416 NA
    1991 167,703 15 2,000 0 169,718 37,938 361,560
    1992 85,288 785 0 0 86,073 38,785 212,315
    1993 38,691 20 0 0 38,711 92,674 148,363
    1994 22,220 15 250 0 22,485 40,985 81,329
    1995 24,107 255 2,000 0 26,362 33,937 88,977
    1996 34,340 255 2,005 0 36,600 34,749 114,385
    1997 27,336 265 2,000 0 29,601 52,272 97,899
    1998 111,612 265 112,000 0 223,877 58,465 300,831
    1999 109,938 265 100,014 0 210,217 49,302 269,453
    2000 114,488 265 90,031 0 204,784 57,193 289,618
    2001 174,568 265 104,294 0 279,127 49,647 951,062
    2002 117,464 265 83,311 0 201,040 34,728 390,910
    "NA" means that no data are available because "Total-Production Related Waste" was not reported until 1991.
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