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Environmental Release Report: SPOKANE County, WA
 
 
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  • 2002 Rankings: Major Chemical Releases or Waste Generation in SPOKANE County*
    Cleanest/Best Counties in US Percentile Dirtiest/Worst Counties in US
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    Cancer 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 SPOKANE County

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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 9,184 34
    Suspected Carcinogens 86,869
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 252,300 7
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 8,605 34
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 240,999 251
    Suspected Endocrine Toxicants 95,815 28
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 156,002 295
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 234,032 257
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 270,490 286
    Suspected Musculoskeletal Toxicants 28,821
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 281,093 285
    Recognized Reproductive Toxicants 1,214 6
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 233,641 30
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 286,331 541
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 271,094 278

    *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 3,978,367 29,004 500 0 4,007,871 3,709,358 NA
    1989 1,529,385 2,358 1,250 0 1,532,993 142,624 NA
    1990 1,821,974 6,309 1,250 0 1,829,533 95,742 NA
    1991 1,786,520 5,238 0 0 1,791,758 1,107,598 5,928,259
    1992 1,832,187 6,241 0 0 1,838,428 1,073,631 6,910,024
    1993 1,737,267 1,024 0 0 1,738,291 779,335 7,517,928
    1994 1,978,776 1,790 0 0 1,980,566 1,019,948 10,240,835
    1995 1,734,816 339 250 0 1,735,405 907,876 10,345,813
    1996 2,310,766 617 250 0 2,311,633 1,824,025 10,393,488
    1997 1,879,756 440 1,142 0 1,881,338 1,934,828 9,609,039
    1998 3,180,993 341 250 0 3,181,584 1,684,023 11,208,495
    1999 1,571,361 315 255 0 1,571,931 1,484,945 10,749,085
    2000 1,340,013 277 4 0 1,340,294 916,734 6,827,936
    2001 425,221 753 602 0 426,576 571,210 2,721,618
    2002 286,876 547 333 0 287,756 606,797 3,380,567
    "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 1.22 0 0 0 1.22 1.19 2.41
    2001 .732 0 0 0 .732 1.22 1.95
    2002 .261 0 0 0 .261 0 .416
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