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Environmental Release Report: YELLOWSTONE County, MT
 
 
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  • 2002 Rankings: Major Chemical Releases or Waste Generation in YELLOWSTONE 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 YELLOWSTONE 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 YELLOWSTONE County

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  • 2002 TRI Pollution Releases Ranked by Potential Human Health Risks
  • Top Ranked Cancer Risk:BENZENE
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    Top Ranked Noncancer Risk:MERCURY 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 25,691 111
    Suspected Carcinogens 3,362 1,108
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 142,320 67,067
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 51,823 103
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 193,952 2,856
    Suspected Endocrine Toxicants 30,665 18
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 118,781 124
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 55,236 4,046
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 287,445 11,652
    Suspected Musculoskeletal Toxicants 391,274
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 372,481 11,668
    Recognized Reproductive Toxicants 25,958 94
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 312,047 10,464
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 718,857 11,602
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 583,333 11,576

    *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 1,640,294 76,854 740,425 0 2,457,573 46,304 NA
    1989 1,183,158 56,245 13,490 0 1,252,893 9,216 NA
    1990 924,585 44,762 21,910 0 991,257 44,240 NA
    1991 940,902 67,308 21,123 0 1,029,333 344,468 3,458,550
    1992 812,461 119,141 730 0 932,332 165,542 3,691,354
    1993 657,702 112,037 18,671 0 788,410 165,460 3,734,529
    1994 673,881 31,996 20,175 0 726,052 145,197 2,981,669
    1995 522,183 9,922 2,985 0 535,090 60,952 3,763,005
    1996 534,849 11,354 4,270 0 550,473 60,704 5,015,819
    1997 563,255 10,917 2,845 0 577,017 207,152 5,567,278
    1998 539,305 12,804 6,083 0 558,192 39,749 5,181,726
    1999 468,748 9,997 44,457 0 523,202 142,288 4,842,688
    2000 508,560 9,227 139,018 0 656,805 88,118 5,820,398
    2001 613,681 11,311 94,265 0 719,256 150,699 6,263,899
    2002 731,626 74,718 44,376 0 850,721 175,683 7,761,885
    "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 1.23 .1616 0 0 1.39 0 1.39
    2001 1.19 .1616 0 0 1.35 0 1.35
    2002 1.27 0 0 0 1.27 0 1.27
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