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Environmental Release Report: ALASKA
 
 
  • 2002 Rankings: Major Chemical Releases or Waste Generation in ALASKA*
    Cleanest/Best States Percentile Dirtiest/Worst States
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    Cancer risk score (air and water releases):
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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 ALASKA

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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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  • 2002 TRI Pollution Releases Sorted by Health Effect*
  • Air Releases
    (Pounds from TRI sources)
    Water Releases
    (Pounds from TRI sources)
    Recognized Carcinogens 39,841 560
    Suspected Carcinogens 4,339 37
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 140,599 39,462
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 58,351 417
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 335,784 2,330
    Suspected Endocrine Toxicants 39,430 285
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 224,191 1,750
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 314,648 2,332
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 2,215,379 28,314
    Suspected Musculoskeletal Toxicants 137,664
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 2,201,785 28,379
    Recognized Reproductive Toxicants 33,153 377
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 1,908,264 27,754
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 2,347,283 29,351
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 2,256,486 28,361

    *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 23,046,064 4,467,065 2,220 1,018 27,516,367 2,750 NA
    1989 20,949,400 4,662,900 10,665 1,000 25,623,965 6,500 NA
    1990 15,968,374 4,949,477 29,076 20 20,946,947 94 NA
    1991 13,226,443 4,795,973 5,132 150 18,027,698 1,056 23,536,684
    1992 10,945,946 3,907,576 457 192 14,854,171 245,521 19,970,756
    1993 6,228,306 2,056,183 1,933 192 8,286,614 452,447 12,494,886
    1994 5,477,555 1,155,030 47,816 190 6,680,591 506,775 11,446,180
    1995 5,405,584 1,070,617 483,911 193 6,960,305 7,390 10,346,218
    1996 5,878,188 1,024,160 6,015 420 6,908,783 241,925 10,394,753
    1997 4,279,656 333,613 1,948 430 4,615,647 447,738 7,901,886
    1998 2,935,698 97,763 274,960,499 29,024,256 307,018,216 85,083 310,401,172
    1999 2,622,342 96,222 395,352,961 34,946,256 433,017,781 53,329 431,231,322
    2000 2,853,383 103,653 495,737,280 36,790,623 535,484,939 34,601 538,634,609
    2001 3,201,013 76,438 498,234,331 20,554,878 522,066,660 89,428 526,221,212
    2002 2,402,694 66,584 527,754,889 17,763,362 547,987,529 353,917 552,723,911
    "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 .542 0 0 0 .542 0 .639
    2001 8.37 7.54 0 0 15.91 0 15.95
    2002 8.94 0 0 0 8.94 0 8.93
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