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Environmental Release Report: SKAGIT County, WA
 
 
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  • 2002 Rankings: Major Chemical Releases or Waste Generation in SKAGIT 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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    *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 SKAGIT County

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  • 2002 TRI Pollution Releases Ranked by Potential Human Health Risks
  • Top Ranked Cancer Risk:BENZENE
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    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 39,558 146
    Suspected Carcinogens 22,979 6
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 199,922 662
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 72,653 31
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 129,482 390
    Suspected Endocrine Toxicants 83,552 240
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 188,995 146
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 147,951 296
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 296,679 7,824
    Suspected Musculoskeletal Toxicants 677,717
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 343,889 7,948
    Recognized Reproductive Toxicants 20,479 26
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 260,579 7,918
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 1,025,968 8,038
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 950,332 8,038

    *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 1,272,710 114,450 621,550 0 2,008,710 663,250 NA
    1989 549,912 112,560 171,120 0 833,592 156,755 NA
    1990 597,572 59,370 44,345 0 701,287 5,410 NA
    1991 514,357 100,619 5,282 0 620,258 60,182,065 62,102,368
    1992 523,131 107,440 2,598 0 633,169 63,106,205 65,401,156
    1993 466,318 117,050 8,074 0 591,442 50,125,337 114,252,483
    1994 364,657 35,360 52,453 0 452,470 177,939 85,649,001
    1995 321,636 22,600 3,064 0 347,300 222,642 5,969,794
    1996 396,201 22,498 4,209 0 422,908 1,002,992 7,408,740
    1997 405,359 18,810 2,870 0 427,039 255,438 9,570,556
    1998 558,145 15,490 3,239 0 576,874 103,116 10,539,948
    1999 778,740 7,964 2,118 0 788,822 668,107 8,726,776
    2000 1,253,827 5,942 2,111 0 1,261,880 979,173 9,800,828
    2001 1,833,325 7,422 2,189 0 1,842,936 480,830 12,670,595
    2002 1,046,932 8,070 1,916 0 1,056,918 257,534 15,452,437
    "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 0 5.20 0 0 5.20 1.20 6.40
    2001 .431 1.75 5.35 0 7.53 1.25 8.78
    2002 .0839 1.63 4.85 0 6.57 .2824 6.85
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