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

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  • 2002 TRI Pollution Releases Ranked by Ozone Depleting Potential
  • Top Ranked Ozone Depleting Chemical:FREON 113
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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 1,088,228 25,934
    Suspected Carcinogens 1,035,186 4,575
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 3,763,942 1,010,696
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 352,239 2,832
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 6,355,595 221,231
    Suspected Endocrine Toxicants 1,319,620 6,404
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 4,099,991 34,333
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 6,488,080 254,167
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 9,834,872 380,296
    Suspected Musculoskeletal Toxicants 2,920,616
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 9,219,050 586,850
    Recognized Reproductive Toxicants 55,579 2,746
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 4,868,557 359,955
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 11,774,168 600,275
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 11,256,819 388,749

    *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 44,573,426 13,903,088 30,892,351 0 89,368,865 23,428,110 NA
    1989 29,750,901 15,660,617 421,163 0 45,832,681 5,761,047 NA
    1990 29,935,919 12,769,399 615,067 25 43,320,410 5,142,813 NA
    1991 27,388,125 4,403,428 157,791 0 31,949,344 72,747,110 444,888,362
    1992 23,966,296 4,130,006 414,184 0 28,510,486 77,819,446 500,776,252
    1993 22,009,736 3,747,047 191,147 0 25,947,930 64,547,935 496,443,818
    1994 23,677,196 1,418,012 117,894 0 25,213,102 14,573,431 480,638,821
    1995 24,025,989 2,367,757 57,224 0 26,450,970 19,674,192 270,587,647
    1996 23,175,049 2,597,302 139,799 0 25,912,150 18,683,722 231,982,347
    1997 21,544,565 2,454,893 340,697 0 24,340,155 32,309,067 225,735,396
    1998 22,873,316 3,498,359 4,277,839 0 30,649,514 21,542,489 228,592,136
    1999 20,176,272 3,100,145 2,461,889 0 25,738,306 19,712,733 169,456,124
    2000 19,902,669 2,777,130 4,235,025 0 26,914,824 24,294,196 196,036,544
    2001 14,852,087 2,155,593 5,190,607 6 22,198,293 20,912,539 132,172,545
    2002 12,064,674 1,558,332 6,133,699 0 19,756,704 17,979,318 137,011,613
    "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 40.32 44.26 22.05 0 107 1,019 1,401
    2001 37.06 27.92 21.27 0 86.25 565 828
    2002 13.63 16.71 8.38 0 38.72 285 537
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