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Environmental Release Report: COLUMBIA County, OR
 
 
  • Map Locating Toxic Chemical Releases
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  • 2002 Rankings: Major Chemical Releases or Waste Generation in COLUMBIA 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 OREGON or facilities in COLUMBIA 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 COLUMBIA County

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  • 2002 TRI Pollution Releases Ranked by Potential Human Health Risks
  • Top Ranked Cancer Risk:LEAD COMPOUNDS
    List chemicals or facilities contributing to cancer risk
    Top Ranked Noncancer Risk:LEAD 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 45,743 .300
    Suspected Carcinogens 144
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 14,726 45,245
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 25 .300
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 601,315
    Suspected Endocrine Toxicants 2 .300
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 135,137 .300
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 600,496 .300
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 1,167,256 1,241
    Suspected Musculoskeletal Toxicants 45,194
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 1,202,336 1,241
    Recognized Reproductive Toxicants 25 .300
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 573,185 1,241
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 1,250,395 1,241
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 1,250,358 1,241

    *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 2,356,942 0 360 0 2,357,302 6,531,009 NA
    1989 1,119,698 0 110 0 1,119,808 6,407,539 NA
    1990 1,061,870 6,800 0 0 1,068,670 6,811,250 NA
    1991 1,150,685 15,000 0 0 1,165,685 3,364,973 5,505,113
    1992 1,156,471 1,300 0 0 1,157,771 3,258,220 6,473,818
    1993 1,455,947 14,000 0 0 1,469,947 3,847,235 7,075,510
    1994 1,055,990 17,000 0 0 1,072,990 8,775,701 15,587,309
    1995 1,085,820 67,135 0 0 1,152,955 8,185,007 15,257,415
    1996 913,278 106,037 1 0 1,019,316 9,164,749 15,120,014
    1997 935,196 110,870 0 0 1,046,066 9,060,182 11,072,097
    1998 1,093,871 147,700 0 0 1,241,571 9,028,888 11,235,806
    1999 1,137,038 150,913 0 0 1,287,951 4,460,736 6,195,427
    2000 1,457,865 119,102 0 0 1,576,967 7,099,298 10,225,226
    2001 1,495,794 106,181 0 0 1,601,975 6,527,652 9,845,754
    2002 1,250,420 46,486 0 0 1,296,906 10,167,883 11,955,703
    "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 .35 0 0 0 .35 3.91 4.26
    2001 .58 0 0 0 .58 4.07 4.65
    2002 .33 0 0 0 .33 4.08 4.49
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