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Environmental Release Report: KLAMATH County, OR
 
 
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  • 2002 Rankings: Major Chemical Releases or Waste Generation in KLAMATH 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 KLAMATH 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 KLAMATH 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: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 91,305
    Suspected Carcinogens 209,426
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 229,633 250
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 682
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 483,163 250
    Suspected Endocrine Toxicants 210,108
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 302,218
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 483,845 250
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 574,468 250
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 577,055 250
    Recognized Reproductive Toxicants 682
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 318,474 250
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 575,973 250
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 575,955 250

    *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 45,400 250 0 0 45,650 0 NA
    1989 184,350 250 0 0 184,600 0 NA
    1990 167,890 250 0 0 168,140 22,600 NA
    1991 157,255 250 0 0 157,505 22,300 179,052
    1992 553,050 250 0 0 553,300 124,075 677,704
    1993 443,807 250 0 0 444,057 105,000 549,851
    1994 737,125 250 0 0 737,375 1,292 738,800
    1995 1,148,085 250 0 0 1,148,335 49 1,147,985
    1996 1,320,516 250 0 0 1,320,766 2,511 1,320,608
    1997 959,514 250 0 0 959,764 3,028 923,050
    1998 881,452 250 0 0 881,702 0 933,496
    1999 636,025 250 0 0 636,275 0 670,209
    2000 608,394 250 0 0 608,644 0 641,327
    2001 549,743 250 0 0 549,993 199 585,091
    2002 577,073 250 0 0 577,323 0 608,760
    "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
    2001 .088 0 0 0 .088 0 .088
    2002 .09 0 0 0 .09 0 .09
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