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Environmental Release Report: SALT LAKE County, UT
 
 
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  • 2002 Rankings: Major Chemical Releases or Waste Generation in SALT LAKE 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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    *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 SALT LAKE 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:ARSENIC (ORGANIC OR INORGANIC COMPOUNDS)
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    Top Ranked Noncancer Risk:LEAD COMPOUNDS
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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 54,087 5,649
    Suspected Carcinogens 90,404 3,516
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 392,684 53,224
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 56,433 1,696
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 146,780 6,729
    Suspected Endocrine Toxicants 109,689 3,200
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 192,368 10,163
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 250,635 8,518
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 384,974 6,472
    Suspected Musculoskeletal Toxicants 167,574 1,450
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 549,579 9,376
    Recognized Reproductive Toxicants 18,955 939
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 358,705 8,993
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 639,542 19,082
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 513,079 12,419

    *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 5,966,956 80,730 12,080,960 0 18,128,646 2,223,157 NA
    1989 5,910,564 33,529 14,971,048 0 20,915,141 1,075,960 NA
    1990 6,249,696 20,340 9,197,940 5 15,467,981 87,582,392 NA
    1991 4,933,023 5,548 14,152,046 0 19,090,617 30,528,938 98,642,899
    1992 4,470,482 3,535 9,887,243 0 14,361,260 33,892,633 107,585,691
    1993 4,099,967 14,205 11,426,243 0 15,540,415 37,205,289 117,413,330
    1994 3,296,245 13,838 9,271,698 0 12,581,781 3,961,450 21,951,950
    1995 2,236,360 9,250 5,763,542 0 8,009,152 1,678,733 96,032,243
    1996 1,858,493 20,811 9,161,962 0 11,041,266 2,590,680 88,674,501
    1997 1,246,734 16,233 24,119,514 0 25,382,481 3,479,502 25,028,158
    1998 1,362,661 23,734 461,761,561 0 463,147,956 2,377,336 463,631,134
    1999 954,742 43,513 1,081,157,951 0 1,082,156,206 2,171,154 581,893,944
    2000 925,135 16,354 885,674,107 0 886,615,597 2,658,559 659,683,501
    2001 957,037 281,195 730,364,248 0 731,602,480 2,432,271 742,926,618
    2002 821,509 62,640 138,824,328 0 139,708,476 2,558,787 159,156,608
    "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 .4781 0 .3 0 .7782 0 .778
    2001 .4281 0 0 0 .4281 0 .428
    2002 .513 0 0 0 .513 0 .503
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