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

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  • 2002 TRI Pollution Releases Ranked by Ozone Depleting Potential
  • Top Ranked Ozone Depleting Chemical:1,1-DICHLORO-1-FLUOROETHANE
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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 143,543 5,731
    Suspected Carcinogens 123,862 3,522
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 15,206,278 53,358
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 183,043 1,778
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 940,729 6,780
    Suspected Endocrine Toxicants 232,729 3,275
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 2,814,899 10,387
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 14,500,634 8,664
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 17,833,666 6,606
    Suspected Musculoskeletal Toxicants 3,163,375 1,450
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 15,793,507 9,458
    Recognized Reproductive Toxicants 45,918 1,021
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 1,567,470 9,044
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 18,377,274 19,356
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 18,084,689 12,627

    *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 123,989,445 330,471 14,503,788 0 138,823,704 5,064,171 NA
    1989 130,626,937 255,590 16,088,398 0 146,970,925 2,966,551 NA
    1990 106,397,444 278,735 20,259,632 45 126,935,856 89,206,051 NA
    1991 74,716,784 120,656 23,721,686 0 98,559,126 33,160,265 305,182,677
    1992 85,110,497 103,845 10,087,157 0 95,301,499 38,153,259 305,310,727
    1993 80,322,196 48,077 11,638,305 0 92,008,578 44,309,690 275,798,323
    1994 61,994,550 34,108 9,668,663 0 71,697,321 12,597,014 167,019,694
    1995 69,215,983 16,236 7,089,515 0 76,321,734 7,545,898 253,811,355
    1996 68,819,044 37,580 13,129,525 0 81,986,149 11,324,408 445,886,655
    1997 65,207,474 1,230,027 27,134,462 0 93,571,963 24,316,298 360,647,109
    1998 64,736,896 1,146,508 492,917,728 0 558,801,132 12,112,706 891,842,725
    1999 53,027,479 1,053,343 1,107,001,696 3,600 1,161,086,118 11,356,212 942,905,341
    2000 49,323,729 999,338 903,988,120 0 954,311,188 11,144,573 1,235,593,640
    2001 19,238,650 1,215,070 745,779,296 0 766,233,017 12,825,649 996,533,904
    2002 18,674,493 63,048 154,420,238 0 173,157,779 11,652,988 527,003,512
    "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 658 0 1,668 0 2,326 29.25 2,364
    2001 205 0 2,295 0 2,500 19,980 22,480
    2002 72.53 0 2,576 0 2,648 28,380 31,230
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