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Environmental Release Report: RICHLAND County, MT
 
 
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  • 2002 Rankings: Major Chemical Releases or Waste Generation in RICHLAND 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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    Rank counties in MONTANA or facilities in RICHLAND 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 RICHLAND County

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  • 2002 TRI Pollution Releases Ranked by Potential Human Health Risks
  • Top Ranked Cancer Risk:LEAD
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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 35 2
    Suspected Carcinogens .290
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 78 2
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 78 2
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 2,100 300
    Suspected Endocrine Toxicants 78 2
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 127 2
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 78 2
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 617 46
    Suspected Musculoskeletal Toxicants 26,949
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 2,668 346
    Recognized Reproductive Toxicants 35 2
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 2,633 344
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 29,617 346
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 27,027 2

    *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 0 0 0 1,000 0 NA
    1989 500 0 0 0 500 0 NA
    1990 212,500 0 4,000 0 216,500 0 NA
    1991 194,500 0 4,000 0 198,500 0 198,300
    1992 231,500 0 5,000 0 236,500 0 236,400
    1993 167,500 0 3,000 0 170,500 0 170,300
    1994 195,500 0 8,000 0 203,500 0 203,200
    1995 199,000 0 8,000 0 207,000 0 207,000
    1996 165,000 0 7,000 0 172,000 0 172,000
    1997 195,400 0 8,000 0 203,400 0 203,400
    1998 207,559 0 47,800 0 255,359 159,400 644,900
    1999 264,196 0 35,800 0 299,996 140,300 678,040
    2000 269,272 0 59,205 0 328,477 92,209 514,381
    2001 228,333 4,616 71,674 0 304,624 80,958 452,247
    2002 29,617 346 41,794 0 71,758 28,983 2,617,563
    "NA" means that no data are available because "Total-Production Related Waste" was not reported until 1991.
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