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Environmental Release Report: KING County, WA
 
 
  • Map Locating Toxic Chemical Releases
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  • 2002 Rankings: Major Chemical Releases or Waste Generation in KING 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:
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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 KING 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:CHROMIUM
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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 85,333 8
    Suspected Carcinogens 12,466
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 923,211 1,248
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 45,360 8
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 612,810
    Suspected Endocrine Toxicants 80,516 7
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 188,717 18
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 619,018 8
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 928,564 8
    Suspected Musculoskeletal Toxicants 40,710
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 971,933 8
    Recognized Reproductive Toxicants 2,215 8
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 645,585
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 950,694 17
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 618,949 7

    *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 8,319,773 2,103 2,185,147 0 10,507,023 7,668,391 NA
    1989 8,218,928 529 22,548 0 8,242,005 3,640,962 NA
    1990 8,076,337 767 20,077 15 8,097,196 2,374,117 NA
    1991 6,139,502 61 9,538 0 6,149,101 7,925,127 39,338,061
    1992 4,192,411 586 2,618 0 4,195,615 9,813,420 40,269,041
    1993 3,359,256 1,550 545 0 3,361,351 10,330,984 39,317,671
    1994 2,736,385 530 0 0 2,736,915 10,510,724 42,400,880
    1995 2,516,382 1,785 0 0 2,518,167 12,290,533 43,024,259
    1996 2,488,994 2,327 255 0 2,491,576 9,314,261 13,387,193
    1997 2,191,092 887 0 0 2,191,979 16,243,004 12,095,670
    1998 2,255,096 2,185 255 0 2,257,536 10,666,289 12,172,447
    1999 1,992,311 2,685 17,069 0 2,012,065 9,235,730 12,731,712
    2000 1,637,690 1,988 0 0 1,639,678 10,168,057 11,511,790
    2001 1,238,682 1,293 102 0 1,240,077 8,927,043 10,541,817
    2002 983,097 1,258 23,241 0 1,007,596 7,558,406 8,703,228
    "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 .454 0 0 0 .454 0 .454
    2001 4.23 0 0 0 4.23 0 4.23
    2002 3.60 0 0 0 3.60 0 3.60
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