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Environmental Release Report: DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA
 
 
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  • 2002 Rankings: Major Chemical Releases or Waste Generation in DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA*
    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 DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA

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  • 2002 TRI Pollution Releases Ranked by Potential Human Health Risks
  • Top Ranked Cancer Risk: METHYL TERT-BUTYL ETHER
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    Top Ranked Noncancer Risk: LEAD
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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 78
    Suspected Carcinogens 157
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 4,075 326
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 295
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 349
    Suspected Endocrine Toxicants .006
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 541
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 4,154
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 4,477 6
    Suspected Musculoskeletal Toxicants 59,546
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 4,477 6
    Recognized Reproductive Toxicants .006
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 787 6
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 64,023 6
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 64,023 6

    *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 250 250 0 0 500 500 NA
    1989 0 250 0 0 250 750 NA
    1994 4,891 1,600 17,300 0 23,791 210,455 2,456,743
    1995 10,460 255 19,000 0 29,715 40,830 72,081
    1996 3,910 300 5,000 0 9,210 12,586 23,171
    1998 68,950 6 8,800 0 77,756 13,005 90,512
    1999 79,871 44 0 0 79,915 34,423 114,338
    2000 53,847 272 12,978 0 67,097 11,313 80,659
    2001 41,299 13,943 4,927 0 60,169 28,298 83,150
    2002 64,024 332 1,675 0 66,032 118,377 187,142
    "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 .12 0 0 0 .12 0 .12
    2001 .1007 0 0 0 .1007 0 .1007
    2002 .1652 0 0 0 .1652 0 .1652
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