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

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  • 2002 TRI Pollution Releases Ranked by Potential Human Health Risks
  • Top Ranked Cancer Risk:LEAD COMPOUNDS
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    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 4
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 4 102,241
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 4
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 4
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 4
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 243,305 7,214
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 243,305 7,214
    Recognized Reproductive Toxicants 4
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 243,301 7,214
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 243,301 7,214
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 243,301 7,214

    *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 458,358 0 326,550 0 784,908 0 NA
    1989 441,497 0 477,800 0 919,297 0 NA
    1990 362,500 250 0 0 362,750 0 NA
    1991 694,341 0 7,000 0 701,341 1,500 702,311
    1992 625,186 0 7,203 0 632,389 1,500 735,053
    1993 470,825 0 7,203 0 478,028 0 535,361
    1994 523,094 0 7,203 0 530,297 0 597,403
    1995 594,908 150,725 720 0 746,353 0 752,836
    1996 375,277 164,249 9,710 0 549,236 0 563,176
    1997 544,956 126,600 9,710 0 681,266 16,000 700,266
    1998 579,733 145,565 18,189,106 0 18,914,404 1,884 21,465,384
    1999 503,972 164,723 9,710 0 678,405 2,059 680,464
    2000 298,702 96,267 12,317 0 407,286 1,888 409,078
    2001 456,678 107,207 385 0 564,270 1,710 565,891
    2002 243,305 109,455 413 0 353,173 0 353,315
    "NA" means that no data are available because "Total-Production Related Waste" was not reported until 1991.
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