POLLUTION LOCATOR | Toxic Chemical Releases |Total Environmental Releases

State: CALIFORNIA
  • From 1988 to 2002, total releases to the environment have decreased 59%.
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  • Chemical NameSorted by
    Total Environmental Releases
    AMMONIA6,563,182
    NITRATE COMPOUNDS5,526,423
    METHANOL3,361,187
    LEAD COMPOUNDS3,232,229
    ASBESTOS (FRIABLE)2,383,685
    STYRENE2,331,271
    HYDROCHLORIC ACID1,295,251
    CYANIDE COMPOUNDS1,201,583
    ZINC1,161,251
    NICKEL COMPOUNDS1,038,435
    ALUMINUM1,032,081
    ALUMINUM OXIDE (FIBROUS FORMS)913,248
    GLYCOL ETHERS841,766
    COPPER COMPOUNDS835,513
    ARSENIC800,774
    BARIUM779,155
    ANTIMONY COMPOUNDS730,523
    XYLENE (MIXED ISOMERS)715,818
    SULFURIC ACID676,005
    N-HEXANE647,452
    COPPER565,218
    N-BUTYL ALCOHOL552,579
    METHYL TERT-BUTYL ETHER508,680
    TOLUENE443,874
    ZINC COMPOUNDS398,970
    1,1-DICHLORO-1-FLUOROETHANE387,929
    1-CHLORO-1,1-DIFLUOROETHANE380,670
    MOLYBDENUM TRIOXIDE355,521
    METHYL ETHYL KETONE318,340
    FORMALDEHYDE304,485
    COBALT COMPOUNDS257,046
    CHROMIUM COMPOUNDS254,501
    TETRACHLOROETHYLENE253,873
    VANADIUM252,535
    NICKEL216,055
    1,2,4-TRIMETHYLBENZENE213,247
    LEAD178,345
    PROPYLENE171,097
    ETHYLENE GLYCOL160,073
    N-METHYL-2-PYRROLIDONE133,218
    CHLORODIFLUOROMETHANE130,465
    MANGANESE COMPOUNDS130,278
    MANGANESE127,421
    DICHLOROMETHANE123,411
    CHROMIUM122,967
    METHYL ISOBUTYL KETONE100,783
    DIBUTYL PHTHALATE91,926
    POLYCHLORINATED BIPHENYLS90,744
    N,N-DIMETHYLFORMAMIDE77,025
    ETHYLENE77,011
    CARBONYL SULFIDE73,813
    PHENOL72,297
    VINYL ACETATE68,699
    CADMIUM67,861
    BENZENE67,465
    ETHYLBENZENE62,012
    MERCURY COMPOUNDS58,055
    CYCLOHEXANE47,560
    PROPYLENE OXIDE40,756
    METHYL METHACRYLATE40,019
    ACETALDEHYDE37,260
    SILVER34,472
    BARIUM COMPOUNDS33,591
    SELENIUM32,656
    NITRIC ACID30,856
    NAPHTHALENE28,581
    SULFURYL FLUORIDE28,500
    NITROFEN25,300
    COBALT25,153
    BIS(2-ETHYLHEXYL)PHTHALATE23,670
    TRICHLOROFLUOROMETHANE22,671
    DIMETHYL PHTHALATE20,816
    POLYCYCLIC AROMATIC COMPOUNDS19,407
    METHYL BROMIDE17,922
    CARBON DISULFIDE17,139
    P-XYLENE14,920
    ANTIMONY14,361
    NITRILOTRIACETIC ACID14,153
    HYDROGEN CYANIDE13,144
    CHLORINE13,038
    URETHANE13,012
    DIPHENYLAMINE12,823
    1,1,1-TRICHLOROETHANE12,057
    M-XYLENE10,381
    ACETONITRILE9,864
    VINYL CHLORIDE9,539
    SEC-BUTYL ALCOHOL8,260
    1,3-BUTADIENE8,155
    HYDROFLUORIC ACID8,046
    DIISOCYANATES7,736
    ARSENIC (ORGANIC OR INORGANIC COMPOUNDS)6,802
    ACETOPHENONE6,360
    CUMENE6,177
    SILVER COMPOUNDS5,684
    DICHLORODIFLUOROMETHANE5,532
    FREON 1134,695
    TRICHLOROETHYLENE4,490
    TRIFLURALIN3,680
    PHTHALIC ANHYDRIDE3,246
    MALEIC ANHYDRIDE2,991
    BENFLURALIN2,786
    TOLUENE DIISOCYANATE (MIXED ISOMERS)2,722
    DICHLOROTETRAFLUOROETHANE (CFC-114)2,406
    DIETHANOLAMINE2,352
    VANADIUM COMPOUNDS2,300
    BUTYL ACRYLATE2,289
    BROMOTRIFLUOROMETHANE2,177
    MERCURY2,023
    ETHYLENE OXIDE1,643
    2,4-DIMETHYLPHENOL1,456
    CHLOROPICRIN1,442
    1,2,4-TRICHLOROBENZENE1,255
    CRESOL (MIXED ISOMERS)1,140
    CATECHOL1,097
    BENZO(GHI)PERYLENE1,081
    PHENANTHRENE1,029
    2-METHYLPYRIDINE1,020
    CARBON TETRACHLORIDE1,000
    DICYCLOPENTADIENE891
    TERT-BUTYL ALCOHOL822
    CHLORDANE672
    DIMETHYLAMINE672
    1,4-DIOXANE614
    ETHYL ACRYLATE586
    SODIUM NITRITE548
    QUINTOZENE527
    PERACETIC ACID500
    CAMPHECHLOR469
    1,2-DICHLOROBENZENE440
    ACRYLONITRILE348
    CUMENE HYDROPEROXIDE290
    1,3-DICHLOROPROPENE (MIXED ISOMERS)290
    DECABROMODIPHENYL OXIDE282
    THIRAM282
    SODIUM DIMETHYLDITHIOCARBAMATE261
    1,2-DICHLOROETHANE135
    ACROLEIN114
    O-XYLENE106
    2,2',6,6'-TETRABROMO-4,4'-ISOPROPYLIDENEDIPHENOL94
    HEXACHLOROBENZENE92
    CHLORINE DIOXIDE81
    NITROGLYCERIN35
    4,4'-METHYLENEDIANILINE32
    HEPTACHLOR23
    NICOTINE AND SALTS20
    1,2-DIBROMOETHANE12
    TRANS-1,3-DICHLOROPROPENE12
    CHLOROFORM10
    BENZOYL CHLORIDE10
    HYDRAZINE10
    POLYCHLORINATED ALKANES (C10-C13)10
    4,4'-ISOPROPYLIDENEDIPHENOL9
    THIOPHANATE-METHYL7
    THIOUREA5
    CHLOROBENZENE5
    CHLORENDIC ACID5
    1-(3-CHLOROALLYL)-3,5,7-TRIAZA-1-AZONIAADAMANTANE CHLORIDE5
    SELENIUM COMPOUNDS5
    UNKNOWN5
    ACRYLAMIDE5
    THIOBENCARB3
    ANTHRACENE2
    PHOSPHORUS (YELLOW OR WHITE)2
    OXYDIAZON2
    ACRYLIC ACID1
    NITRAPYRIN1
    1,2-DICHLOROETHYLENE1
    EPICHLOROHYDRIN1
    HEXACHLOROETHANE1
    CADMIUM COMPOUNDS.503
    N-METHYLOLACRYLAMIDE.060

    Note: See Dioxin Compounds Summary for the contribution of dioxins to this release or waste management category (in grams).