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

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  • 2002 TRI Pollution Releases Ranked by Ozone Depleting Potential
  • Top Ranked Ozone Depleting Chemical:METHYL BROMIDE
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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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    See Scorecard's estimates of the health risks associated with outdoor air pollution for this area
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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 109,296 467
    Suspected Carcinogens 100,572 95
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 765,793 140,351
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 76,838 455
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 1,382,675 109
    Suspected Endocrine Toxicants 117,364 435
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 552,769 551
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 444,260 12,325
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 1,342,956 8,018
    Suspected Musculoskeletal Toxicants 2,552,880
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 1,889,747 24,241
    Recognized Reproductive Toxicants 34,419 453
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 1,599,343 23,770
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 4,043,672 36,031
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 3,286,933 29,598

    *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 2,701,600 4,903 934,474 0 3,640,977 420,069 NA
    1989 1,341,967 6,006 77,395 0 1,425,368 146,008 NA
    1990 1,521,460 4,349 87,307 0 1,613,116 351,269 NA
    1991 1,806,627 79,557 22,750 0 1,908,934 526,419 4,282,655
    1992 1,755,365 118,022 30,759 0 1,904,146 508,965 4,663,216
    1993 1,482,973 70,147 1,282 0 1,554,402 525,971 3,946,135
    1994 1,555,637 43,312 1,265 0 1,600,214 723,189 4,134,428
    1995 2,538,973 21,589 1,275 0 2,561,837 1,841,609 456,780,725
    1996 2,003,965 317,631 758 0 2,322,354 1,038,254 8,283,526
    1997 1,946,963 439,714 2,463 0 2,389,140 1,563,683 7,793,867
    1998 3,661,152 102,291 8,791,573 0 12,555,016 12,780,555 30,888,268
    1999 3,773,683 225,149 9,165,021 0 13,163,853 11,676,752 30,471,588
    2000 3,287,328 125,839 10,676,965 0 14,090,132 11,344,724 31,097,102
    2001 4,328,230 110,470 12,303,968 0 16,742,668 10,593,348 32,831,248
    2002 4,165,173 197,475 11,429,230 0 15,791,878 4,944,808 42,467,572
    "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 7.68 0 .79 0 8.47 0 15.26
    2001 5.86 0 .09 0 5.95 0 5.95
    2002 5.90 0 .05 0 5.95 0 5.95
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