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Environmental Release Report: LEWIS County, WA
 
 
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  • 2002 Rankings: Major Chemical Releases or Waste Generation in LEWIS 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 WASHINGTON or facilities in LEWIS 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 LEWIS County

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  • 2002 TRI Pollution Releases Ranked by Potential Human Health Risks
  • Top Ranked Cancer Risk:ARSENIC (ORGANIC OR INORGANIC COMPOUNDS)
    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 567 23
    Suspected Carcinogens 834 22
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 14,187 41
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 302 4
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 13,244 27
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 10,875 49
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 1,543 81
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 43,268 20
    Suspected Musculoskeletal Toxicants 50,821
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 34,740 70
    Recognized Reproductive Toxicants 37 3
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 34,966 79
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 73,397 114
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 72,200 289

    *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 20,260 150,683 0 0 170,943 299 NA
    1989 38,503 117,367 0 0 155,870 732 NA
    1990 46,888 0 0 0 46,888 6,800 NA
    1991 524 0 0 0 524 2,240 2,250
    1992 680 0 0 0 680 206 408
    1993 765 0 0 0 765 632 128,894
    1994 1,710 0 0 0 1,710 883 162,239
    1995 210 0 0 0 210 112 206,087
    1996 510 0 0 0 510 2 204,400
    1997 867 0 0 0 867 24 299,440
    1998 1,065,259 738 3,364,931 0 4,430,928 88,075 4,734,317
    1999 1,036,369 627 1,783,348 0 2,820,344 49,819 3,317,030
    2000 790,923 645 3,453,059 0 4,244,627 229,609 5,009,307
    2001 524,894 655 4,398,720 0 4,924,268 157,724 6,021,399
    2002 74,402 432 4,569,492 0 4,644,326 197,439 5,442,272
    "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 20.08 0 0 0 20.08 0 27.65
    2001 2.01 0 0 0 2.01 0 2.01
    2002 2.03 0 0 0 2.03 0 2.03
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