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Environmental Release Report: BROWARD County, FL
 
 
  • Map Locating Toxic Chemical Releases
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  • 2002 Rankings: Major Chemical Releases or Waste Generation in BROWARD 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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    *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 BROWARD County

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  • 2002 TRI Pollution Releases Ranked by Potential Human Health Risks
  • Top Ranked Cancer Risk:NICKEL 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 23,191 119
    Suspected Carcinogens 115,304
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 397,626 199
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 265,815 154
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 144,436 275
    Suspected Endocrine Toxicants 117,759 119
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 476,419 197
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 443,249 80
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 472,028 198
    Suspected Musculoskeletal Toxicants 324,000
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 405,562 430
    Recognized Reproductive Toxicants 8,968 118
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 402,442 311
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 742,331 430
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 724,648 198

    *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 1,660,087 682 994 0 1,661,763 847,204 NA
    1989 1,566,573 0 0 0 1,566,573 733,413 NA
    1990 1,201,752 20 40 10 1,201,822 850,336 NA
    1991 632,490 0 0 0 632,490 2,613,004 4,042,360
    1992 1,223,072 0 0 0 1,223,072 2,159,418 3,906,288
    1993 754,428 0 0 0 754,428 2,402,410 4,321,553
    1994 341,160 0 0 0 341,160 2,571,823 4,082,465
    1995 448,919 0 60 0 448,979 2,521,103 3,819,805
    1996 218,781 0 0 0 218,781 3,384,102 4,695,785
    1997 364,886 0 0 0 364,886 5,475,444 4,174,675
    1998 729,586 2 10,035 0 739,623 2,319,552 4,991,418
    1999 643,866 511 0 0 644,377 3,336,348 5,827,113
    2000 822,774 461 100 0 823,335 2,799,105 5,706,046
    2001 961,924 221 75 0 962,220 2,500,807 4,799,010
    2002 809,575 430 33 0 810,039 1,870,904 4,220,640
    "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 3.11 0 0 0 3.11 0 3.11
    2001 3.51 0 0 0 3.51 0 3.51
    2002 2.93 0 0 0 2.93 0 2.93
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