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

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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: MERCURY 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 606,687 1,045
    Suspected Carcinogens 171,102 6,231
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 1,149,440 77,581
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 905,231 70
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 388,087 3,046
    Suspected Endocrine Toxicants 763,598
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 691,085 1,610
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 593,971 16,951
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 1,981,885 25,029
    Suspected Musculoskeletal Toxicants 803,659
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 1,555,630 29,147
    Recognized Reproductive Toxicants 533,745 51
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 1,300,942 11,569
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 2,502,712 32,714
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 2,450,286 28,000

    *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 704,998 250 1,841,221 0 2,546,469 729,243 NA
    1989 687,121 1,150 2,373,282 0 3,061,553 366,485 NA
    1990 745,667 251 2,547,192 0 3,293,110 157,198 NA
    1991 951,127 250 2,395,655 0 3,347,032 492,942 22,467,755
    1992 896,308 370 2,768,646 0 3,665,324 571,025 31,137,070
    1993 1,047,753 0 7,661,687 0 8,709,440 521,655 29,778,771
    1994 1,013,014 0 2,301,924 0 3,314,938 469,042 18,518,957
    1995 1,349,667 0 2,209,741 0 3,559,408 2,090,542 15,398,036
    1996 1,356,397 0 2,334,264 0 3,690,661 1,760,982 16,407,389
    1997 1,695,716 0 2,723,511 0 4,419,227 4,027,148 18,716,822
    1998 4,357,626 236,050 1,295,204,291 1,404 1,299,799,371 3,419,787 1,367,598,526
    1999 3,397,497 136,431 1,164,658,138 2,797 1,168,194,863 3,418,608 1,263,241,080
    2000 3,320,975 121,808 1,002,437,400 1,050 1,005,881,234 6,249,802 1,297,155,855
    2001 2,728,662 82,850 778,244,135 785 781,056,432 4,575,109 890,502,971
    2002 2,737,518 92,931 493,953,321 2 496,783,772 2,586,864 608,056,086
    "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 10.92 0 0 0 10.92 631 957
    2001 11.31 0 0 0 11.31 198 356
    2002 9.48 0 0 0 9.48 489 597
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