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Environmental Release Report: MONTANA
 
 
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  • 2002 Rankings: Major Chemical Releases or Waste Generation in MONTANA*
    Cleanest/Best States Percentile Dirtiest/Worst States
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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 MONTANA

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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: 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 606,758 1,373
    Suspected Carcinogens 15,628 1,116
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 493,389 67,936
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 71,264 465
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 2,504,555 3,820
    Suspected Endocrine Toxicants 72,659 20
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 1,048,400 1,386
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 1,757,121 5,072
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 3,243,600 13,429
    Suspected Musculoskeletal Toxicants 1,092,396
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 3,494,203 40,138
    Recognized Reproductive Toxicants 32,313 456
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 1,827,119 37,916
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 4,337,429 39,470
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 3,794,219 13,350

    *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 5,983,089 208,074 33,518,905 0 39,710,068 82,482 NA
    1989 3,058,175 119,625 36,448,850 0 39,626,650 50,602 NA
    1990 2,971,496 122,153 40,095,962 0 43,189,611 374,759 NA
    1991 2,995,142 167,267 38,534,023 0 41,696,432 3,355,078 107,243,807
    1992 3,101,598 188,644 40,959,814 0 44,250,056 2,790,746 137,307,065
    1993 2,694,795 182,387 42,634,659 0 45,511,841 2,111,960 124,230,251
    1994 3,604,684 110,397 43,511,944 0 47,227,025 2,577,657 136,588,113
    1995 4,374,595 96,659 39,420,586 0 43,891,840 233,970 122,298,538
    1996 3,989,656 91,808 44,362,523 0 48,443,987 685,647 110,591,261
    1997 4,314,764 97,172 37,719,409 0 42,131,345 8,527,114 103,675,561
    1998 5,269,223 94,186 117,242,787 0 122,606,196 5,189,177 177,907,500
    1999 6,521,099 36,057 120,570,445 0 127,127,601 2,044,420 183,897,435
    2000 6,275,207 47,461 110,675,133 0 116,997,802 5,706,883 179,564,822
    2001 4,720,185 48,785 55,336,558 369,092 60,474,619 3,216,411 75,107,047
    2002 4,450,559 103,195 27,406,409 188,123 32,148,286 732,690 55,970,761
    "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 16.11 .1616 .005 0 16.27 .003 16.28
    2001 17.59 .1616 .0494 0 17.80 .1515 17.82
    2002 15.87 0 .0438 0 15.91 0 15.95
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