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Environmental Release Report: Zip Code 98421 (TACOMA, WA)
 
 
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  • 2002 Rankings: Major Chemical Releases or Waste Generation in Zip Code 98421*
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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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  • 2002 TRI Pollution Releases Ranked by Potential Human Health Risks
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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 68,746 6,470
    Suspected Carcinogens 600 23
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 77,825 3,138
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 2,776 131
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 690,128 49,638
    Suspected Endocrine Toxicants 258
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 362,011 6,470
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 690,610 52,199
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 979,601 58,778
    Suspected Musculoskeletal Toxicants 275,064
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 767,758 74,088
    Recognized Reproductive Toxicants 74 131
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 155,642 22,411
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 1,044,077 73,931
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 1,044,393 59,980

    *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
    7 TRI chemicals released to air in the United States lack the risk assessment values required for safety assessment
    219 TRI chemicals released to air in the United States lack the exposure estimates required for safety assessment
    Water Releases
    6 TRI chems released to water in the United States lack the risk assessment values required for safety assessment
    173 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 2,905,115 128,417 17,837 0 3,051,369 3,328,105 NA
    1989 1,687,645 76,347 2,608 0 1,766,600 75,188 NA
    1990 1,539,352 80,285 289 0 1,619,926 68,321 NA
    1991 1,244,177 65,971 2 0 1,310,150 28,640 15,666,135
    1992 1,283,747 62,108 0 0 1,345,855 40,110 17,149,510
    1993 1,321,486 101,685 0 0 1,423,171 70,606 17,628,386
    1994 1,546,891 18,247 0 0 1,565,138 30,767 15,516,082
    1995 1,337,783 39,328 0 0 1,377,111 17,916 19,072,570
    1996 1,548,588 44,134 37 0 1,592,759 149,470 16,255,641
    1997 1,771,739 22,861 55 0 1,794,655 256,472 15,521,825
    1998 1,562,979 68,320 5 0 1,631,304 842,503 14,976,321
    1999 1,381,785 89,140 10 0 1,470,935 288,499 16,731,606
    2000 1,282,733 142,497 10 0 1,425,241 1,673,229 19,779,675
    2001 1,102,054 106,538 87 0 1,208,679 2,908,733 12,847,373
    2002 1,046,231 74,115 77 0 1,120,423 2,474,233 14,249,038
    "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 10.31 1.65 0 0 11.97 211 271
    2001 23.58 2.06 0 0 25.64 162 186
    2002 1.56 1.12 0 0 2.67 226 230
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