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Environmental Release Report: CALIFORNIA
 
 
  • Map Locating Toxic Chemical Releases
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  • 2002 Rankings: Major Chemical Releases or Waste Generation in CALIFORNIA*
    Cleanest/Best States Percentile Dirtiest/Worst States
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    Total environmental releases:
    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 CALIFORNIA

    View Summary Environmental Justice Report (en español).

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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
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    Top Ranked Noncancer Risk: MERCURY 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 905,254 36,822
    Suspected Carcinogens 2,821,591 22,681
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 7,220,763 3,734,858
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 683,039 2,034
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 6,997,145 2,078,021
    Suspected Endocrine Toxicants 2,776,883 2,334
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 5,275,256 44,361
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 7,458,744 2,081,276
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 15,830,139 2,115,360
    Suspected Musculoskeletal Toxicants 1,979,309 5
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 16,379,894 2,130,706
    Recognized Reproductive Toxicants 116,452 1,929
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 12,681,011 61,863
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 17,902,356 2,141,112
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 15,693,939 2,131,174

    *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 97,872,923 11,207,772 9,839,940 1,586,903 120,507,538 115,173,867 NA
    1989 89,029,486 10,694,819 6,509,810 1,728,682 107,962,797 79,364,639 NA
    1990 85,573,147 9,998,561 5,125,158 1,763,307 102,460,173 55,414,547 NA
    1991 72,389,856 10,142,262 8,608,315 1,934,745 93,075,178 189,761,003 897,897,327
    1992 58,464,674 9,922,769 3,412,382 884,806 72,684,631 173,985,853 935,055,635
    1993 47,487,902 3,085,570 3,491,619 4,152,139 58,217,230 275,961,957 1,174,855,861
    1994 39,287,993 4,258,256 1,580,609 498,761 45,625,619 108,075,435 986,871,848
    1995 36,819,632 2,641,665 2,786,805 478,974 42,727,076 123,666,823 811,411,027
    1996 33,840,719 5,560,015 1,658,291 701,929 41,760,954 96,507,311 1,326,346,832
    1997 30,931,945 4,274,289 1,073,401 241,633 36,521,268 233,779,294 332,686,368
    1998 28,220,149 3,854,742 30,506,089 81,905 62,662,885 129,398,843 394,815,184
    1999 30,828,440 5,023,935 24,464,611 34,972 60,351,958 169,887,190 604,212,330
    2000 23,837,745 6,094,176 34,411,538 58,794 64,402,254 162,484,681 469,503,860
    2001 18,973,021 4,924,825 28,081,312 55,902 52,035,061 135,015,935 384,000,709
    2002 19,399,128 5,860,098 19,375,935 37,228 44,672,389 112,907,139 475,062,163
    "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 34.58 4.08 9.00 0 47.65 940 8,053
    2001 22.23 .8503 2.10 0 25.18 354 429
    2002 14.28 .8789 86.52 0 102 419 635
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