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Environmental Release Report: HUMBOLDT County, NV
 
 
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  • 2002 Rankings: Major Chemical Releases or Waste Generation in HUMBOLDT 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 HUMBOLDT 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 HUMBOLDT 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 2,030 1,045
    Suspected Carcinogens 12,292 6,231
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 107,850 61,131
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 2,575 70
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 11,847 3,046
    Suspected Endocrine Toxicants 93,540
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 60,044 1,606
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 2,090 501
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 190,492 8,579
    Suspected Musculoskeletal Toxicants 299,138
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 153,491 12,687
    Recognized Reproductive Toxicants 1,994 51
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 119,392 11,559
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 439,329 16,250
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 438,296 11,550

    *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
    1990 443 0 0 0 443 0 NA
    1991 1,021 0 0 0 1,021 0 200
    1992 2,205 0 0 0 2,205 0 900
    1993 2,091 0 0 0 2,091 0 4,077,991
    1994 2,048 0 0 0 2,048 0 4,577,211
    1995 255 0 0 0 255 0 5,823,608
    1996 265 0 0 0 265 1 7,324,200
    1997 331 0 0 0 331 0 8,556,064
    1998 649,396 117,148 368,463,803 0 369,230,347 19,378 403,025,476
    1999 744,052 120,114 412,139,223 1,500 413,004,889 43,097 424,721,929
    2000 477,159 107,466 265,061,349 0 265,645,974 65,701 283,918,480
    2001 389,210 66,255 176,604,438 0 177,059,903 12,953 196,747,568
    2002 453,592 76,467 350,591,683 0 351,121,741 6,971 366,488,187
    "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 2.72 0 0 0 2.72 0 2.72
    2001 2.55 0 0 0 2.55 0 2.55
    2002 2.81 0 0 0 2.81 0 2.81
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