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

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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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    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 87,034 6,472
    Suspected Carcinogens 27,576 278
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 192,657 3,149
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 38,030 131
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 766,327 49,649
    Suspected Endocrine Toxicants 44,185 .460
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 426,019 6,722
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 807,251 52,461
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 1,096,124 58,789
    Suspected Musculoskeletal Toxicants 275,064
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 916,637 74,095
    Recognized Reproductive Toxicants 3,303 131
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 274,230 22,417
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 1,166,788 74,193
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 1,165,922 60,231

    *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 3,116,366 128,917 19,337 0 3,264,620 3,417,411 NA
    1989 1,972,851 76,597 2,608 0 2,052,056 138,171 NA
    1990 1,888,908 80,300 304 0 1,969,512 100,134 NA
    1991 1,592,007 66,736 2 0 1,658,745 50,293 17,515,971
    1992 1,585,475 62,628 0 0 1,648,103 128,317 19,308,762
    1993 1,628,084 102,470 6,980 0 1,737,534 405,996 20,022,970
    1994 1,778,450 19,278 760 0 1,798,488 278,029 17,962,222
    1995 1,520,945 39,716 849 0 1,561,510 438,001 21,760,547
    1996 1,695,581 45,031 938 0 1,741,550 1,039,896 19,765,381
    1997 2,071,449 23,646 55 0 2,095,150 2,188,399 18,095,734
    1998 1,820,063 73,652 753 0 1,894,468 2,232,083 21,163,365
    1999 1,629,723 89,650 140 0 1,719,513 1,164,901 18,924,433
    2000 1,492,934 142,517 235 0 1,635,687 2,698,273 21,907,785
    2001 1,290,001 107,065 155,101 0 1,552,167 4,195,013 15,356,257
    2002 1,195,575 74,382 157,307 0 1,427,264 3,267,118 16,280,432
    "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 11.66 1.65 1.18 0 14.50 211 274
    2001 23.59 2.06 0 0 25.65 162 186
    2002 1.56 1.12 0 0 2.67 226 230
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