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

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  • 2002 TRI Pollution Releases Ranked by Ozone Depleting Potential
  • Top Ranked Ozone Depleting Chemical:CHLORODIFLUOROMETHANE
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  • 2002 TRI Pollution Releases Ranked by Potential Human Health Risks
  • Top Ranked Cancer Risk: CHROMIUM
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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 1,441,669 21,197
    Suspected Carcinogens 936,328 322
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 2,898,875 2,394,986
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 330,685 3,731
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 8,633,722 44,230
    Suspected Endocrine Toxicants 991,204 317
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 3,302,664 41,128
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 8,866,640 50,152
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 11,381,922 90,728
    Suspected Musculoskeletal Toxicants 505,468
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 11,530,594 211,516
    Recognized Reproductive Toxicants 30,249 3,471
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 5,281,869 169,187
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 12,077,815 228,449
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 11,992,374 97,807

    *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 23,250,992 643,331 8,474,235 1 32,368,559 19,858,393 NA
    1989 20,089,133 382,702 2,420,861 15 22,892,711 14,001,975 NA
    1990 19,202,404 562,104 3,716,570 40 23,481,118 10,370,999 NA
    1991 18,192,606 387,615 3,921,338 0 22,501,559 22,418,731 198,087,511
    1992 17,263,147 511,199 2,738,082 0 20,512,428 25,120,958 185,674,377
    1993 17,153,490 562,609 1,969,869 0 19,685,968 27,510,220 181,179,967
    1994 16,725,457 511,905 528,612 0 17,765,974 36,640,930 176,905,730
    1995 18,949,703 597,554 1,647,454 0 21,194,711 37,939,138 160,139,730
    1996 17,790,181 2,529,329 2,460,821 0 22,780,331 39,301,159 174,142,776
    1997 17,126,435 4,266,121 2,906,013 41,110 24,339,679 67,546,922 187,414,900
    1998 16,454,274 2,573,148 45,301,568 0 64,328,990 44,844,642 295,441,178
    1999 17,043,318 3,282,412 46,092,057 0 66,417,787 42,100,430 284,007,014
    2000 16,429,071 3,607,695 55,402,779 0 75,439,546 37,967,740 201,502,031
    2001 12,947,178 2,912,278 20,601,922 0 36,461,378 36,575,525 151,306,318
    2002 12,121,020 2,615,607 9,321,977 0 24,058,605 35,884,317 147,480,117
    "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 8.75 24.58 11.26 0 44.59 3,183 3,218
    2001 11.54 3.03 1.10 0 15.67 1,669 1,625
    2002 10.01 2.20 .9451 0 13.15 929 939
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