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Environmental Release Report: WELD County, CO
 
 
  • Map Locating Toxic Chemical Releases
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  • 2002 Rankings: Major Chemical Releases or Waste Generation in WELD County*
    Cleanest/Best Counties in US Percentile Dirtiest/Worst Counties in US
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    Cancer 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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    Rank counties in COLORADO or facilities in WELD 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 WELD County

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  • 2002 TRI Pollution Releases Ranked by Potential Human Health Risks
  • Top Ranked Cancer Risk:LEAD COMPOUNDS
    List chemicals or facilities contributing to cancer risk
    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 1,778
    Suspected Carcinogens 271
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 335,711 344,838
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 16,197
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 200,463 10,873
    Suspected Endocrine Toxicants 1,613 95
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 17,073 95
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 217,752 10,873
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 465,574 13,029
    Suspected Musculoskeletal Toxicants 4
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 466,923 13,029
    Recognized Reproductive Toxicants 168
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 257,654 12,123
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 467,111 12,934
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 323,413 3,359

    *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 1,028,566 2,894 152,550 0 1,184,010 965,134 NA
    1989 803,830 18,414 2,980 0 825,224 1,020,444 NA
    1990 736,030 66,295 9,465 0 811,790 993,324 NA
    1991 637,405 109,830 29,839 0 777,074 1,157,645 9,343,672
    1992 522,068 75,584 28,985 0 626,637 1,221,848 11,093,523
    1993 561,589 78,126 36,323 0 676,038 1,972,515 15,191,998
    1994 520,107 27,334 19,060 0 566,501 844,957 6,818,424
    1995 543,531 237,277 3,095 0 783,903 731,604 4,447,838
    1996 479,282 605,364 2,696 0 1,087,342 805,050 5,319,649
    1997 566,398 557,246 2,506 0 1,126,150 1,362,102 3,948,724
    1998 498,975 521,779 2,148 0 1,022,902 2,118,507 4,884,208
    1999 437,972 674,205 2,196 0 1,114,373 1,933,998 5,163,174
    2000 462,623 410,320 2,269 0 875,212 1,697,835 4,863,413
    2001 427,975 344,200 1,119 0 773,294 1,368,742 4,511,666
    2002 467,287 347,995 1,687 0 816,969 1,641,901 5,559,726
    "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
    2001 .4884 0 0 0 .4884 6.92 12.49
    2002 .7408 0 0 0 .7408 9.03 19.89
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