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

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  • 2002 TRI Pollution Releases Ranked by Potential Human Health Risks
  • Top Ranked Cancer Risk:LEAD COMPOUNDS
    List chemicals or facilities contributing to cancer risk
    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 458
    Suspected Carcinogens 40,281
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 40,739
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 458
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 41,367
    Suspected Endocrine Toxicants 41,533
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 43,899
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 41,825
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 45,349
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 41,830
    Recognized Reproductive Toxicants 458
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 44,891
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 42,536
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 45,067

    *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 418,179 0 70,596 0 488,775 152,939 NA
    1989 483,832 0 500 0 484,332 126,880 NA
    1990 470,504 0 290 0 470,794 161,545 NA
    1991 473,371 0 250 0 473,621 772,441 1,370,112
    1992 247,830 0 0 0 247,830 813,421 1,397,900
    1993 204,385 0 0 0 204,385 805,437 1,134,883
    1994 92,832 0 0 0 92,832 277,357 421,773
    1995 203,950 0 0 0 203,950 89,330 567,702
    1996 158,731 0 0 0 158,731 170,665 710,255
    1997 138,420 0 1,500 0 139,920 450,724 729,707
    1998 128,555 0 750 0 129,305 574,046 921,445
    1999 122,231 0 1,250 0 123,481 545,896 1,062,282
    2000 111,105 0 30,674 0 141,779 1,025,387 1,845,868
    2001 43,622 0 80,663 0 124,285 873,749 1,659,452
    2002 47,471 0 89,270 0 136,741 954,647 2,014,894
    "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 .1351 0 0 0 .1351 .0063 .1415
    2001 .1453 0 0 0 .1453 .0103 .1453
    2002 .1415 0 0 0 .1415 .0024 .1463
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