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Environmental Release Report: ELKO County, NV
 
 
  • Map Locating Toxic Chemical Releases
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  • 2002 Rankings: Major Chemical Releases or Waste Generation in ELKO 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 NEVADA or facilities in ELKO 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 ELKO County

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  • 2002 TRI Pollution Releases Ranked by Potential Human Health Risks
  • Top Ranked Cancer Risk:ARSENIC (ORGANIC OR INORGANIC COMPOUNDS)
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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 605
    Suspected Carcinogens 10,906
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 25,502
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 6,373
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 3,051
    Suspected Endocrine Toxicants 9,013
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 712
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 7,158
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 44,305
    Suspected Musculoskeletal Toxicants 18,002
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 54,627 10
    Recognized Reproductive Toxicants 266
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 37,270 10
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 62,311 10
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 62,026

    *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
    1998 196,540 49,814 436,918,297 1,404 437,166,055 2,464 441,049,160
    1999 93,498 15,548 332,375,445 1,297 332,485,788 4,316 336,402,218
    2000 103,534 2 351,017,476 1,050 351,122,062 10,837 356,344,797
    2001 92,270 10 327,652,047 785 327,745,112 3,647 343,485,621
    2002 71,791 10 83,494,740 2 83,566,543 825,965 98,869,704
    "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 .4772 0 0 0 .4772 0 .4781
    2001 .396 0 0 0 .396 0 .3968
    2002 .4 0 0 0 .4 0 .4011
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