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

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  • 2002 TRI Pollution Releases Ranked by Ozone Depleting Potential
  • Top Ranked Ozone Depleting Chemical:CARBON TETRACHLORIDE
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  • 2002 TRI Pollution Releases Ranked by Potential Human Health Risks
  • Top Ranked Cancer Risk: CARBON TETRACHLORIDE
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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 3,833,491 104,098
    Suspected Carcinogens 1,663,011 18,820
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 12,644,636 9,785,168
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 3,927,953 21,722
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 24,516,617 520,475
    Suspected Endocrine Toxicants 4,065,219 16,229
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 9,167,454 175,230
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 22,858,882 679,331
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 41,096,975 1,312,162
    Suspected Musculoskeletal Toxicants 6,035,684 239
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 50,240,076 1,684,132
    Recognized Reproductive Toxicants 1,529,627 20,425
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 27,216,823 1,147,498
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 55,600,078 1,756,106
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 45,748,098 1,286,834

    *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 143,453,590 169,716,257 209,958,100 424,424,676 947,552,623 45,140,279 NA
    1989 137,092,722 46,512,575 2,557,021 291,345,456 477,507,774 20,385,160 NA
    1990 112,573,532 100,989,852 2,104,743 228,293,147 443,961,274 15,502,768 NA
    1991 101,962,515 161,295,816 1,856,834 196,607,237 461,722,402 80,265,746 2,173,054,260
    1992 89,790,728 185,327,938 2,506,453 186,673,578 464,298,697 247,977,833 2,611,691,560
    1993 78,092,285 210,490,651 4,399,732 158,491,740 451,474,408 127,597,975 2,658,517,603
    1994 84,123,511 22,548,999 3,986,851 42,382,121 153,041,482 77,929,177 1,951,023,246
    1995 84,841,485 28,268,576 4,654,598 54,494,533 172,259,192 77,724,509 2,113,201,991
    1996 83,874,474 38,211,313 5,607,600 54,412,356 182,105,743 80,210,248 2,153,918,912
    1997 74,835,737 46,908,808 7,785,877 54,243,582 183,774,004 165,822,400 2,394,515,623
    1998 79,710,252 37,233,221 16,329,641 53,375,389 186,648,503 81,663,166 2,340,934,352
    1999 68,297,624 15,116,128 16,602,257 46,838,209 146,854,218 82,388,413 2,339,693,203
    2000 70,421,162 12,868,235 14,542,019 51,703,983 149,535,400 72,437,208 9,416,661,056
    2001 57,819,883 11,908,380 15,647,195 37,112,860 122,488,319 88,923,335 2,987,730,036
    2002 58,196,188 11,492,246 18,176,763 32,425,753 120,290,949 84,219,346 2,422,923,630
    "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 104 935 1,323 .2248 2,361 5,758 54,980
    2001 90.93 607 910 .1305 1,608 4,160 60,680
    2002 104 314 44.46 .09 463 4,770 61,290
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