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

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  • 2002 TRI Pollution Releases Ranked by Ozone Depleting Potential
  • Top Ranked Ozone Depleting Chemical:FREON 113
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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: LEAD 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 2,812,177 73,332
    Suspected Carcinogens 4,328,779 2,296
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 11,181,703 1,817,143
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 1,293,658 2,010
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 17,813,794 61,127
    Suspected Endocrine Toxicants 5,253,514 828
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 45,922,534 93,313
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 16,624,462 79,583
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 64,095,659 218,568
    Suspected Musculoskeletal Toxicants 55,051,735
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 27,316,812 387,344
    Recognized Reproductive Toxicants 426,208 1,894
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 16,843,923 331,443
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 80,414,442 423,221
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 79,222,581 256,196

    *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 51,959,443 7,008,162 43,148,659 34,751,616 136,867,880 31,622,846 NA
    1989 61,801,600 6,604,133 40,711,488 28,338,638 137,455,859 34,450,744 NA
    1990 47,837,361 2,779,934 41,317,490 21,536,061 113,470,846 26,268,319 NA
    1991 39,159,000 3,145,245 32,813,670 13,728,636 88,846,551 43,973,881 451,508,177
    1992 34,336,694 3,294,027 33,860,774 11,772,909 83,264,404 45,507,858 393,717,480
    1993 30,720,142 2,149,042 25,466,473 10,940,764 69,276,421 40,351,363 492,830,986
    1994 32,025,146 772,177 45,221,983 15,893,185 93,912,491 29,205,248 448,461,496
    1995 32,028,305 821,305 25,779,920 25,343,332 83,972,862 26,712,822 448,780,494
    1996 30,630,958 733,455 20,901,741 23,122,868 75,389,022 38,048,884 396,357,972
    1997 31,795,547 8,636,614 19,918,127 27,506,942 87,857,230 67,974,659 398,236,303
    1998 89,866,067 2,116,926 22,971,597 27,473,112 142,427,702 40,448,538 1,040,209,864
    1999 96,795,581 2,485,101 12,533,448 32,769,162 144,583,292 41,856,876 406,714,953
    2000 87,762,360 1,797,794 14,671,634 34,849,655 139,081,443 39,504,816 392,883,495
    2001 83,411,201 1,590,342 9,604,573 23,797,105 118,403,222 37,861,061 407,417,985
    2002 81,365,423 2,312,743 42,059,402 25,637,187 151,374,755 29,707,065 428,328,345
    "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 70.61 4.42 27.98 0 103 1.58 100
    2001 70.12 9.13 17.90 0 97.15 .6798 97.84
    2002 65.07 2.27 12.13 0 79.47 .6315 82.39
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