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Environmental Release Report: COWLITZ County, WA
 
 
  • Map Locating Toxic Chemical Releases
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  • 2002 Rankings: Major Chemical Releases or Waste Generation in COWLITZ 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):
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    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 COWLITZ County

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  • 2002 TRI Pollution Releases Ranked by Potential Human Health Risks
  • Top Ranked Cancer Risk:CHLOROFORM
    List chemicals or facilities contributing to cancer risk
    Top Ranked Noncancer Risk:MERCURY 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 628,988 13,088
    Suspected Carcinogens 36,013 523
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 483,253 116,021
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 97,249 188
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 2,062,069 43,551
    Suspected Endocrine Toxicants 108,072 4,682
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 779,373 12,753
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 2,166,651 64,232
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 2,119,377 84,346
    Suspected Musculoskeletal Toxicants 132,904
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 2,496,513 117,517
    Recognized Reproductive Toxicants 15,970 187
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 778,917 65,177
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 2,632,879 122,043
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 2,574,894 84,688

    *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 6,711,098 636,521 13,700,100 0 21,047,719 3,834,605 NA
    1989 2,627,194 434,323 0 0 3,061,517 143,082 NA
    1990 2,692,796 450,196 1,655 0 3,144,647 175,194 NA
    1991 2,592,111 403,208 10 0 2,995,329 160,400 41,001,964
    1992 3,131,642 290,169 33,010 0 3,454,821 163,216 40,616,580
    1993 3,010,590 237,978 10 0 3,248,578 208,653 37,772,369
    1994 4,179,717 396,999 10 0 4,576,726 164,656 46,207,612
    1995 6,230,787 599,427 10 0 6,830,224 1,186,789 38,709,241
    1996 5,147,834 513,567 4 0 5,661,405 1,379,843 34,877,599
    1997 5,178,381 379,554 5 0 5,557,940 3,360,407 36,567,087
    1998 4,004,902 360,024 5,864 0 4,370,790 1,429,800 29,468,424
    1999 3,673,219 252,735 808 0 3,926,762 1,919,230 28,464,876
    2000 3,941,569 200,045 1,403 0 4,143,017 2,463,364 31,613,960
    2001 2,964,847 264,813 622 0 3,230,282 933,240 24,637,612
    2002 2,633,303 204,924 506 0 2,838,733 307,614 22,095,277
    "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 3.12 .03 0 0 3.15 4.28 225
    2001 2.55 .02 0 0 2.57 3.88 183
    2002 2.90 .02 0 0 2.92 0 166
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