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

    View Summary Environmental Justice Report (en español).

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  • 2002 TRI Pollution Releases Ranked by Ozone Depleting Potential
  • Top Ranked Ozone Depleting Chemical:DICHLOROTETRAFLUOROETHANE (CFC-114)
    List chemicals or facilities contributing to ozone depletion
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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 3,073,306 39,814
    Suspected Carcinogens 2,123,851 44,979
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 24,492,235 7,155,880
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 2,958,234 4,809
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 24,355,401 119,833
    Suspected Endocrine Toxicants 3,704,786 4,478
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 78,595,699 106,640
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 19,299,300 206,899
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 106,226,420 475,021
    Suspected Musculoskeletal Toxicants 90,833,304 16,730
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 47,077,556 690,913
    Recognized Reproductive Toxicants 610,695 4,656
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 32,374,217 572,271
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 124,902,453 772,297
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 124,279,504 501,359

    *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 152,544,064 5,926,343 70,968,144 56,920,303 286,358,854 238,933,105 NA
    1989 145,733,916 6,151,798 30,509,363 59,024,955 241,420,032 147,298,505 NA
    1990 121,546,922 5,970,221 22,704,551 25,426,030 175,647,724 110,206,656 NA
    1991 109,391,091 5,914,311 35,555,568 29,417,995 180,278,965 342,564,792 1,667,628,249
    1992 96,544,590 4,792,419 23,236,068 25,090,615 149,663,692 310,329,313 1,750,794,506
    1993 86,768,991 4,800,002 20,907,418 25,865,489 138,341,900 323,634,569 1,589,691,298
    1994 79,097,065 1,311,012 22,310,025 14,504,001 117,222,103 323,024,714 1,064,299,171
    1995 73,749,306 3,433,797 30,217,526 14,469,938 121,870,567 318,868,794 1,054,643,611
    1996 70,235,504 5,739,948 28,498,610 13,680,825 118,154,887 290,692,351 1,007,180,442
    1997 66,437,067 6,061,164 28,671,491 11,584,640 112,754,362 586,251,348 881,179,260
    1998 159,244,537 6,168,169 90,388,625 16,046,724 271,848,055 379,958,130 1,288,525,482
    1999 148,873,387 6,976,957 70,385,697 27,645,086 253,881,127 338,456,552 1,252,887,667
    2000 144,849,286 7,670,188 46,810,886 30,288,567 229,618,927 328,131,639 1,110,833,101
    2001 121,172,621 8,339,254 35,839,518 31,993,954 197,345,347 309,912,886 1,038,032,883
    2002 133,910,372 7,844,847 37,730,088 29,605,174 209,090,481 261,359,856 1,031,640,667
    "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 53.40 2.77 242 .1 298 251 1,393
    2001 51.47 .7555 156 0 208 311 1,127
    2002 50.36 .4891 142 421 614 206 1,678
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