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Environmental Release Report: BENTON County, OR
 
 
  • Map Locating Toxic Chemical Releases
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  • 2002 Rankings: Major Chemical Releases or Waste Generation in BENTON 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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    Rank counties in OREGON or facilities in BENTON 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 BENTON 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:LEAD
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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 1 33
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 1,166 33
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 1,051 33
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 115
    Suspected Endocrine Toxicants .539 33
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 27 407
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 1,051 33
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 116 33
    Suspected Musculoskeletal Toxicants 115
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 1,166 33
    Recognized Reproductive Toxicants 1 33
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 1,165
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 592 407
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 608 538

    *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 490,360 55,304 2,550 0 548,214 29,311 NA
    1989 492,240 67,306 1,400 0 560,946 25,380 NA
    1990 466,182 44,032 2,105 0 512,319 15,509 NA
    1991 255,121 55,500 6,820 0 317,441 24,212 1,451,184
    1992 223,726 24,500 1,320 0 249,546 77,340 1,850,615
    1993 231,370 39,010 800 0 271,180 96,700 3,147,283
    1994 218,231 17,027 900 0 236,158 108,806 783,767
    1995 194,261 24,128 1,350 0 219,739 479,722 1,092,117
    1996 72,497 13,940 676 0 87,113 775,150 1,281,302
    1997 5,619 4,529 710 0 10,858 1,445,884 1,327,640
    1998 6,755 23,541 771 0 31,067 568,379 944,550
    1999 4,658 96 0 0 4,754 475,987 614,040
    2000 5,201 295 202 0 5,698 544,536 688,358
    2001 260 308 95 0 663 119,097 144,088
    2002 1,685 912 63 0 2,660 195,116 308,144
    "NA" means that no data are available because "Total-Production Related Waste" was not reported until 1991.
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