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Environmental Release Report: HAWAII
 
 
  • 2002 Rankings: Major Chemical Releases or Waste Generation in HAWAII*
    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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    *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 HAWAII

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  • 2002 TRI Pollution Releases Ranked by Potential Human Health Risks
  • Top Ranked Cancer Risk: NICKEL COMPOUNDS
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    Top Ranked Noncancer Risk: LEAD COMPOUNDS
      List chemicals or facilities contributing to noncancer risk
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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 91,096 108
    Suspected Carcinogens 1,408 281
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 256,700 91,085
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 46,477 335
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 162,804 211
    Suspected Endocrine Toxicants 20,322 56
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 509,336 389
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 97,684 393
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 612,033 1,140
    Suspected Musculoskeletal Toxicants 1,982,714
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 310,175 987
    Recognized Reproductive Toxicants 23,401 58
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 237,327 1,155
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 2,419,101 1,236
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 2,245,675 1,128

    *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 951,255 10,250 205,745 1,058,709 2,225,959 999,732 NA
    1989 685,263 9,500 211,372 1,196,672 2,102,807 1,307,908 NA
    1990 680,611 15,985 33,759 111,500 841,855 396,269 NA
    1991 579,658 17,029 81,200 235,199 913,086 86,624 8,320,046
    1992 594,381 7,210 1,510 269,261 872,362 220,264 8,346,391
    1993 528,077 14,300 1,760 160,015 704,152 59,920 8,257,382
    1994 522,810 2,300 2,505 188,210 715,825 128,557 3,072,351
    1995 443,607 1,510 545 24,306 469,968 285,905 4,833,497
    1996 496,508 3,265 3,290 33,209 536,272 61,627 4,185,584
    1997 383,473 2,114 5,938 25,750 417,275 96,290 4,077,751
    1998 3,565,545 2,057 33,634 3,849 3,605,085 139,515 7,308,763
    1999 2,478,339 2,781 38,163 5,070 2,524,353 233,913 6,114,841
    2000 1,057,085 1,224 31,833 7,284 1,097,425 402,402 1,782,114
    2001 2,379,957 29,770 224,400 2,071 2,636,198 523,094 3,839,097
    2002 2,427,147 91,594 228,501 4 2,747,246 445,882 4,478,121
    "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 4.93 0 0 0 4.93 .9597 5.89
    2001 5.11 0 0 0 5.11 .9045 6.01
    2002 5.33 0 0 0 5.33 0 6.16
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