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Environmental Release Report: ORLEANS Parish, LA
 
 
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  • 2002 Rankings: Major Chemical Releases or Waste Generation in ORLEANS Parish*
    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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    *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 ORLEANS Parish

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  • 2002 TRI Pollution Releases Ranked by Ozone Depleting Potential
  • Top Ranked Ozone Depleting Chemical:1,3-DICHLORO-1,1,2,2,3-PENTAFLUOROPROPANE
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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: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 33
    Suspected Carcinogens 5,300
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 24,085
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 6
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 129,751 1,949
    Suspected Endocrine Toxicants 5,252
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 8,855 61
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 129,811 1,949
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 182,682 3,254
    Suspected Musculoskeletal Toxicants 3,516
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 179,145 3,254
    Recognized Reproductive Toxicants .290
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 51,527 1,305
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 182,719 3,315
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 182,247 3,254

    *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 1,000,521 46,703 19,562 0 1,066,786 103,717 NA
    1989 1,131,971 36,426 6 0 1,168,403 19,777 NA
    1990 1,195,295 34,820 33 5 1,230,153 35,575 NA
    1991 1,087,851 45,541 1,126 0 1,134,518 108,565 4,389,289
    1992 894,367 23,815 561 0 918,743 193,391 4,248,731
    1993 384,035 23,639 2,959 0 410,633 372,146 2,727,335
    1994 373,600 21,147 347 0 395,094 250,536 2,522,241
    1995 472,140 4,075 0 0 476,215 251,031 1,618,664
    1996 466,167 2,730 0 0 468,897 252,510 2,046,035
    1997 245,230 2,620 0 0 247,850 439,580 1,967,889
    1998 365,410 2,730 3,300 0 371,440 123,370 1,515,159
    1999 298,211 2,671 0 0 300,882 131,521 1,015,668
    2000 173,758 2,614 4 0 176,375 192,950 1,020,298
    2001 198,426 2,890 0 0 201,316 80,104 916,149
    2002 203,019 3,315 14,278 0 220,612 131,851 1,361,266
    "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 .11 0 0 0 .11 0 .11
    2001 .2 0 0 0 .2 0 .2
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