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

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  • 2002 TRI Pollution Releases Ranked by Ozone Depleting Potential
  • Top Ranked Ozone Depleting Chemical:1,1-DICHLORO-1-FLUOROETHANE
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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 169,222 46
    Suspected Carcinogens 502,611 14
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 1,973,296 5,568
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 166,973 95
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 1,928,512 318
    Suspected Endocrine Toxicants 558,896 30
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 1,514,735 614
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 1,429,224 6,124
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 2,866,827 5,563
    Suspected Musculoskeletal Toxicants 2,036,004
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 2,527,205 5,563
    Recognized Reproductive Toxicants 48,754 26
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 2,042,131 649
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 3,897,535 6,891
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 3,291,795 5,289

    *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 16,859,881 22,120 54,561,307 505 71,443,813 8,052,152 NA
    1989 13,441,675 2,260 38,185,643 10 51,629,588 5,728,677 NA
    1990 13,598,943 158 44,589,573 30 58,188,704 2,500,677 NA
    1991 10,211,225 32,960 53,301,286 0 63,545,471 29,848,852 617,183,697
    1992 8,976,839 5 37,721,228 0 46,698,072 32,461,010 590,787,692
    1993 5,917,063 57 7,955,053 18 13,872,191 53,835,365 581,151,687
    1994 6,314,661 39 25,148,267 11 31,462,978 40,724,615 585,677,019
    1995 7,306,986 4,829 28,520,806 14 35,832,635 63,707,179 624,685,921
    1996 9,975,354 4,828 37,454,568 5 47,434,755 91,992,050 777,099,993
    1997 8,849,900 49 22,109,559 6 30,959,514 118,273,099 302,899,346
    1998 10,028,577 6,186 1,058,593,677 4 1,068,628,444 34,446,330 1,307,330,139
    1999 5,807,249 6,850 956,036,806 15 961,850,920 49,010,126 1,243,058,787
    2000 5,188,250 9,238 737,242,453 0 742,439,940 46,010,088 895,851,125
    2001 4,564,540 6,359 601,488,465 0 606,059,364 22,489,999 700,013,506
    2002 4,129,140 6,912 322,351,577 2,184,988 328,672,617 22,352,934 429,226,262
    "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 14.24 0 .0158 0 14.26 0 14.26
    2001 16.37 0 .0127 0 16.38 2.21 49.17
    2002 13.27 0 .0155 0 13.28 0 40.56
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