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Environmental Release Report: ARKANSAS
 
 
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  • 2002 Rankings: Major Chemical Releases or Waste Generation in ARKANSAS*
    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):
    Air releases of recognized carcinogens:
    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 ARKANSAS

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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: CADMIUM COMPOUNDS
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    Top Ranked Noncancer Risk: LEAD 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 1,231,635 48,694
    Suspected Carcinogens 906,978 1,872
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 7,041,473 2,488,710
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 2,488,564 3,087
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 8,249,440 83,184
    Suspected Endocrine Toxicants 2,892,973 1,184
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 4,441,249 96,770
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 7,719,922 248,985
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 14,872,037 311,396
    Suspected Musculoskeletal Toxicants 1,624,390 1
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 16,515,416 827,637
    Recognized Reproductive Toxicants 1,494,453 2,722
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 10,255,206 739,061
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 17,504,296 869,093
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 15,331,050 422,836

    *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 51,178,176 7,947,818 26,158,254 10,521,284 95,805,532 17,101,444 NA
    1989 44,119,720 9,091,978 2,323,390 21,926,895 77,461,983 13,958,652 NA
    1990 34,483,186 2,574,918 3,478,920 17,891,695 58,428,719 10,075,572 NA
    1991 33,010,864 2,427,339 1,694,546 14,031,499 51,164,248 95,909,749 417,198,410
    1992 28,347,287 1,438,158 2,247,696 11,995,448 44,028,589 122,850,447 441,646,543
    1993 29,855,799 1,567,750 2,468,489 4,924,516 38,816,554 121,251,111 440,971,895
    1994 28,683,461 1,029,055 2,058,594 9,175,393 40,946,503 139,543,946 567,642,920
    1995 29,792,097 916,093 1,336,719 2,637,068 34,681,977 65,504,510 477,492,753
    1996 28,187,040 1,399,842 1,161,243 1,750,002 32,498,127 59,331,228 435,217,728
    1997 25,374,381 1,800,354 3,741,709 1,463,498 32,379,942 161,009,272 502,159,029
    1998 27,133,363 1,841,167 4,326,149 1,172,187 34,472,866 78,114,002 626,283,388
    1999 28,065,894 2,596,193 5,262,389 775,088 36,699,564 112,778,734 409,837,125
    2000 26,283,438 2,289,707 6,824,038 1,464,573 36,861,757 141,326,434 466,579,795
    2001 20,032,662 3,190,528 6,643,857 1,586,234 31,453,281 127,414,845 431,354,742
    2002 18,345,933 3,577,284 5,303,622 3,332,597 30,559,435 123,184,357 433,051,938
    "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 29.06 12.09 43.76 0 84.91 27.22 263
    2001 33.72 5.92 26.49 0 66.12 33.90 289
    2002 21.96 7.32 15.33 0 44.61 .1416 178
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