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Environmental Release Report: Entire United States
 
 
  • Map Locating Toxic Chemical Releases
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  • 2002 Rankings: Major Chemical Releases or Waste Generation in the US*

    Rank states, counties, zip codes, or facilities by chemical releases or waste generation.

    *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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  • 2002 TRI Pollution Releases Ranked by Ozone Depleting Potential
  • Top Ranked Ozone Depleting Chemical: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)
    List chemicals or facilities contributing to cancer risk
    Top Ranked Noncancer Risk: LEAD COMPOUNDS
    List chemicals or facilities contributing to noncancer risk

    See Scorecard's estimates of the health risks associated with outdoor air pollution

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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 72,551,397 1,300,534
    Suspected Carcinogens 58,673,303 626,243
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 447,891,359 209,107,338
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 109,035,600 259,622
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 483,067,598 10,026,781
    Suspected Endocrine Toxicants 124,253,222 479,817
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 813,043,063 2,712,193
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 463,194,529 11,752,924
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 1,303,955,701 16,138,486
    Suspected Musculoskeletal Toxicants 809,570,409 80,895
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 852,390,850 23,131,744
    Recognized Reproductive Toxicants 40,823,122 223,488
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 515,601,525 14,634,240
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 1,577,188,775 24,818,079
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 1,449,634,855 14,831,652

    *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 2,819,754,943 336,496,996 1,141,058,409 1,371,505,444 5,668,815,792 2,634,381,146 NA
    1989 2,614,978,815 191,186,075 457,342,346 1,175,501,011 4,439,008,247 1,534,995,317 NA
    1990 2,341,013,676 201,301,399 436,898,040 755,904,668 3,735,117,783 1,341,480,430 NA
    1991 2,076,603,209 245,496,334 420,472,948 709,314,242 3,451,886,733 3,851,862,271 28,857,198,563
    1992 1,911,256,202 276,619,065 340,919,891 725,922,422 3,254,717,580 5,198,052,816 29,033,899,234
    1993 1,696,196,097 271,788,047 287,542,875 579,168,396 2,834,695,415 4,786,830,485 29,057,500,950
    1994 1,556,007,085 66,083,288 289,151,126 348,968,226 2,260,209,725 3,795,029,488 26,545,372,789
    1995 1,562,322,113 136,315,624 275,131,965 234,979,709 2,208,749,411 3,534,827,951 35,027,058,218
    1996 1,445,559,786 173,263,553 309,063,206 204,329,109 2,132,215,654 3,443,782,241 23,405,070,639
    1997 1,326,699,211 217,246,241 346,034,618 219,288,428 2,109,268,498 7,446,469,206 24,666,896,404
    1998 2,050,518,658 229,325,513 4,337,451,388 251,994,783 6,869,290,342 4,084,635,258 30,108,929,047
    1999 2,028,775,265 258,881,611 4,746,722,765 257,645,144 7,292,024,785 4,099,233,070 29,487,575,119
    2000 1,904,199,712 260,882,385 4,131,397,965 279,036,646 6,575,516,709 4,138,220,309 37,881,933,197
    2001 1,652,837,715 221,394,591 3,466,341,654 215,470,539 5,556,044,499 4,046,293,753 27,488,927,645
    2002 1,631,681,512 229,976,391 2,194,525,785 222,337,585 4,278,521,273 3,739,182,015 26,183,007,606
    "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 5,218 2,076 38,220 405 45,920 114,800 394,000
    2001 2,887 1,851 52,770 148 57,660 140,700 447,000
    2002 4,410 1,110 47,610 911 54,050 137,000 476,400
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