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

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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 102,763 19
    Suspected Carcinogens 53,926 1
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 654,068 2,114
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 63,325 19
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 542,996
    Suspected Endocrine Toxicants 40,917 3
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 427,818 2,429
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 223,348 499
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 1,598,570 3,190
    Suspected Musculoskeletal Toxicants 758,980
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 1,459,502 7,879
    Recognized Reproductive Toxicants 27,565 19
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 1,240,669 7,861
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 1,899,537 10,754
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 1,712,888 11,345

    *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 3,528,624 42,050 16,085,539 27,113,559 46,769,772 1,962,818 NA
    1989 3,659,502 82,173 192,699 14,125,832 18,060,206 17,668 NA
    1990 4,729,861 127,657 328,087 6,818,227 12,003,832 30,892 NA
    1991 2,967,639 106,205 166,735 8,652,092 11,892,671 246,151 108,055,811
    1992 2,323,899 120,529 36,125 12,514,351 14,994,904 170,460 64,585,678
    1993 1,737,602 69,677 114,937 14,512,026 16,434,242 123,905 131,727,199
    1994 2,609,410 43,789 52,108 20,073,524 22,778,831 80,384 71,871,718
    1995 2,786,865 8,984 38,347 8,168,366 11,002,562 78,462 16,976,010
    1996 3,009,217 9,406 177,414 6,438,555 9,634,592 355,001 16,768,091
    1997 2,226,813 6,485 220,903 6,820,250 9,274,451 932,849 17,740,029
    1998 3,979,476 18,972 9,932,166 7,656,805 21,587,419 1,617,082 29,725,481
    1999 2,394,827 18,447 8,290,485 8,082,205 18,785,964 1,491,140 26,948,113
    2000 2,040,886 24,521 8,466,185 9,365,405 19,896,998 2,166,288 32,143,069
    2001 1,817,602 11,395 8,715,656 6,145,000 16,689,653 1,630,863 31,358,758
    2002 1,979,818 21,035 8,153,972 6,806,800 16,961,626 1,530,505 34,938,929
    "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 15.18 0 0 0 15.18 0 15.18
    2001 8.05 0 0 0 8.05 0 8.05
    2002 7.10 0 .0719 0 7.17 0 7.17
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