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Environmental Release Report: FLATHEAD County, MT
 
 
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  • 2002 Rankings: Major Chemical Releases or Waste Generation in FLATHEAD County*
    Cleanest/Best Counties in US Percentile Dirtiest/Worst Counties in US
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    Cancer risk score (air and water releases):
    Noncancer risk score (air and water releases):
    Air releases of recognized carcinogens:

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    Rank counties in MONTANA or facilities in FLATHEAD 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 FLATHEAD County

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  • 2002 TRI Pollution Releases Ranked by Potential Human Health Risks
  • Top Ranked Cancer Risk:FORMALDEHYDE
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    Top Ranked Noncancer Risk:FORMALDEHYDE
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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 326,250
    Suspected Carcinogens 9,303
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 163,880
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 462,827
    Suspected Endocrine Toxicants 2,723
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 326,250
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 308,250
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 877,353
    Suspected Musculoskeletal Toxicants 154,577
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 865,327
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 566,380
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 889,744
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 892,467

    *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 2,945,044 0 0 0 2,945,044 0 NA
    1989 561,250 0 0 0 561,250 0 NA
    1990 521,396 0 1,000 0 522,396 250 NA
    1991 668,000 350 0 0 668,350 50,000 9,113,350
    1992 722,650 500 0 0 723,150 77,600 9,240,050
    1993 584,299 500 250 0 585,049 28,200 8,216,084
    1994 647,605 500 0 0 648,105 15,000 8,226,705
    1995 768,684 500 250 0 769,434 15,864 10,953,648
    1996 613,656 0 0 0 613,656 250 10,497,689
    1997 1,051,650 0 1,300 0 1,052,950 500 7,360,378
    1998 975,328 0 1,320 0 976,648 250 7,119,356
    1999 1,041,747 0 81 0 1,041,828 0 7,383,426
    2000 1,128,981 0 0 0 1,128,981 0 10,442,911
    2001 701,747 0 1,243 0 702,990 0 702,179
    2002 893,434 0 3,466 0 896,900 0 5,561,452
    "NA" means that no data are available because "Total-Production Related Waste" was not reported until 1991.
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