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

    See how this county ranks on other chemical release and waste management attributes tracked by Scorecard

    Rank counties in OREGON or facilities in UNION 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 UNION County

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  • 2002 TRI Pollution Releases Ranked by Potential Human Health Risks
  • Top Ranked Cancer Risk:LEAD
    List chemicals or facilities contributing to cancer risk
    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 67,887
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 157
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 51
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 189,274
    Suspected Endocrine Toxicants 51
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 122,607
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 189,325
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 311,881
    Suspected Musculoskeletal Toxicants 54,720
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 257,161
    Recognized Reproductive Toxicants 51
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 67,942
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 311,881
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 311,881

    *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 71,300 0 0 0 71,300 520 NA
    1989 108,417 0 0 0 108,417 327 NA
    1990 82,931 0 0 0 82,931 3,455 NA
    1991 78,365 0 0 0 78,365 2,010 132,365
    1992 106,631 0 0 0 106,631 480 243,526
    1993 105,651 0 0 0 105,651 10 232,960
    1994 70,461 0 250 0 70,711 505 188,597
    1995 128,713 0 0 0 128,713 3,010 281,151
    1996 67,052 0 250 0 67,302 510 201,917
    1997 26,667 0 0 0 26,667 20 139,566
    1998 242,130 0 210,259 0 452,389 10 133,209
    1999 206,350 0 0 0 206,350 2 312,196
    2000 301,936 0 0 0 301,936 15 410,789
    2001 314,154 0 1,815 0 315,969 10 476,020
    2002 311,881 0 2,228 0 314,109 15 429,744
    "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 .1272 0 .006 0 .1332 0 .1331
    2001 .116 0 .1431 0 .2591 0 .2592
    2002 .1126 0 .1796 0 .2922 0 .2922
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