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Environmental Release Report: CUYAHOGA County, OH
 
 
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  • 2002 Rankings: Major Chemical Releases or Waste Generation in CUYAHOGA 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:
    Air releases of recognized developmental toxicants:
    Air releases of recognized reproductive toxicants:

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    *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 CUYAHOGA County

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  • 2002 TRI Pollution Releases Ranked by Ozone Depleting Potential
  • Top Ranked Ozone Depleting Chemical:1,1-DICHLORO-1-FLUOROETHANE
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  • 2002 TRI Pollution Releases Ranked by Potential Human Health Risks
  • Top Ranked Cancer Risk:CADMIUM COMPOUNDS
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    Top Ranked Noncancer Risk:LEAD COMPOUNDS
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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 430,000 675
    Suspected Carcinogens 36,987 163
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 879,716 20,564
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 206,179 263
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 846,889 1,068
    Suspected Endocrine Toxicants 177,698 120
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 627,854 3,068
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 998,591 1,484
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 1,309,223 1,421
    Suspected Musculoskeletal Toxicants 142,975
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 1,279,290 2,707
    Recognized Reproductive Toxicants 29,002 231
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 1,148,663 3,241
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 1,427,547 5,662
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 1,242,931 1,738

    *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 10,552,838 1,250,818 2,611,664 0 14,415,320 49,622,679 NA
    1989 10,297,859 1,651,588 955,894 0 12,905,341 21,657,677 NA
    1990 9,411,613 1,478,453 1,390,932 45 12,281,043 14,274,658 NA
    1991 7,281,148 642,287 2,016,200 0 9,939,635 38,358,036 101,426,073
    1992 6,781,678 442,210 2,125,471 0 9,349,359 33,365,053 89,904,294
    1993 5,392,769 88,526 1,874,802 0 7,356,097 38,009,187 158,176,169
    1994 4,419,104 13,730 2,029,499 0 6,462,333 32,885,942 93,933,393
    1995 3,554,940 4,205 2,537,212 0 6,096,357 34,068,299 65,295,541
    1996 3,946,317 8,361 801,276 0 4,755,954 37,497,261 69,454,597
    1997 3,643,984 4,218 629,480 0 4,277,682 51,225,656 46,129,065
    1998 3,270,376 4,228 1,365,140 0 4,639,744 79,235,145 118,371,726
    1999 2,631,809 104,684 4,889,468 0 7,625,961 34,906,896 80,306,397
    2000 1,969,380 145,278 2,421,982 0 4,536,640 33,752,696 79,918,509
    2001 1,675,145 109,877 1,674,062 0 3,459,084 28,719,020 71,145,110
    2002 1,484,910 25,849 806,044 0 2,316,803 20,188,873 44,187,096
    "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 3.80 0 0 0 3.80 41.49 876
    2001 2.75 0 0 0 2.75 28.89 635
    2002 3.34 0 0 0 3.34 0 517
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