POLLUTION LOCATOR| Toxic Chemical Releases | Reports

Environmental Release Report: MIAMI-DADE County, FL
 
 
  • Map Locating Toxic Chemical Releases
  •   [ top ]
     
     
  • 2002 Rankings: Major Chemical Releases or Waste Generation in MIAMI-DADE County*
    Cleanest/Best Counties in US Percentile Dirtiest/Worst Counties in US
    0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60% 70% 80% 90% 100%

    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:

    See how this county ranks on other chemical release and waste management attributes tracked by Scorecard

    Rank counties in FLORIDA or facilities in MIAMI-DADE 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.

  •   [ top ]
     
     
  • Environmental Justice Analysis for MIAMI-DADE County

    View Summary Environmental Justice Report (en español).

  •   [ top ]
     
     
  • 2002 TRI Pollution Releases Ranked by Ozone Depleting Potential
  • Top Ranked Ozone Depleting Chemical:1,1-DICHLORO-1-FLUOROETHANE
    List chemicals or facilities contributing to ozone depletion
      [ top ]
     
     
  • 2002 TRI Pollution Releases Ranked by Potential Human Health Risks
  • Top Ranked Cancer Risk:CHROMIUM COMPOUNDS
    List chemicals or facilities contributing to cancer risk
    Top Ranked Noncancer Risk:MERCURY
    List chemicals or facilities contributing to noncancer risk


    See Scorecard's estimates of the health risks associated with outdoor air pollution for this area

      [ top ]
     
     
  • 2002 TRI Pollution Releases Sorted by Health Effect*
  • Air Releases
    (Pounds from TRI sources)
    Water Releases
    (Pounds from TRI sources)
    Recognized Carcinogens 44,953
    Suspected Carcinogens 465,777
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 848,628
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 245,535
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 528,603
    Suspected Endocrine Toxicants 514,959
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 810,889
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 818,120
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 813,416
    Suspected Musculoskeletal Toxicants 671,059
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 849,186
    Recognized Reproductive Toxicants 773
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 767,589
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 1,475,790
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 1,437,408

    *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.
      [ top ]
     
     
  • 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
      [ top ]
     
     
  • 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 4,555,825 15 1,560 15 4,557,415 1,142,986 NA
    1989 3,232,776 15 895 15 3,233,701 763,396 NA
    1990 2,433,203 20 330 20 2,433,573 608,506 NA
    1991 2,303,393 5 3,172 0 2,306,570 632,401 3,183,080
    1992 2,307,083 0 20,000 0 2,327,083 493,288 3,526,028
    1993 1,868,712 0 0 0 1,868,712 457,010 2,903,983
    1994 1,256,187 5 0 0 1,256,192 231,755 2,124,028
    1995 1,301,378 6 0 0 1,301,384 295,280 3,985,655
    1996 1,236,286 15 0 0 1,236,301 228,632 1,705,297
    1997 1,221,069 15 15,790 0 1,236,874 504,366 1,758,703
    1998 1,976,078 15 11,669 0 1,987,762 407,525 2,575,330
    1999 2,028,398 15 15,927 0 2,044,340 234,164 2,464,577
    2000 2,407,029 0 64,085 0 2,471,114 439,924 2,982,353
    2001 2,465,958 0 49,404 0 2,515,363 997,878 3,616,710
    2002 1,568,586 0 30,099 0 1,598,685 1,055,346 3,203,617
    "NA" means that no data are available because "Total-Production Related Waste" was not reported until 1991.
      [ top ]
     
     
  • 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 2.52 0 0 0 2.52 0 2.54
    2001 2.87 0 0 0 2.87 0 2.89
    2002 2.94 0 0 0 2.94 0 2.94
      [ top ]
     
     
    Fax companies responsible for the top-ranked pollution problems in MIAMI-DADE County (free)
    Email EPA
    Join an online discussion about pollution in MIAMI-DADE County


    Email a Scorecard Community Report to a friend
    Network with environmental groups
    Learn how to use Scorecard to find out about toxics in your community


    Contribute to Environmental Defense
    Volunteer with environmental groups in your community

      [ top ]
     
     
  • Links

    Scorecard's report for MIAMI-DADE County on
  •   [ top ]