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1998 TRI California Top Ten Rankings
by Industry Releases
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Total On-site and Offsite
Total On-site
Surface Water
Total Offsite

Total On-site and Offsite Releases

TSDs/Solvent Recovery 20352632
Metal Mining 8747997
Primary Metals 6163968
Petroleum 6088140
Chemicals 4251704
Fabricated Metals 3469102
Food 3311622
Multiple Codes 20-39 2752898
Plastics 2436384
Transportation Equip. 2341887

Total On-site Releases

TSDs/Solvent Recovery 20175389
Metal Mining 8735327
Petroleum 5314312
Food 3310747
Chemicals 3092823
Fabricated Metals 3027449
Multiple Codes 20-39 2200330
Transportation Equip. 2111269
Plastics 2020738
Paper 1900110

Total Air Releases

Petroleum 4471229
Fabricated Metals 3009650
Food 2841697
Chemicals 2592879
Chemicals 2592879
Transportation Equip. 2107853
Plastics 2020693
Multiple Codes 20-39 1870008
Stone/Clay/Glass 1408888
Lumber 729548
Paper 639713
Paper 639713

Total Surface Water Releases

Paper 1258714
Petroleum 716463
Chemicals 25599
Lumber 10610
Multiple Codes 20-39 8495
Fabricated Metals 2606
Primary Metals 878
Chemical Wholesalers 536
Electrical Equip. 514
Machinery 263

Total Underground Releases

Petroleum 81905
No other California industries reported underground releases.

Total Land Releases

TSDs/Solvent Recovery 20122193
Metal Mining 8373318
Chemicals 474345
Food 468976
Multiple Codes 20-39 321827
Primary Metals 219742
Stone/Clay/Glass 174046
Electric Utilities 147300
Miscellaneous 85342
Petroleum 44715

Total Offsite Releases

Primary Metals 5475955
Chemicals 1158881
Petroleum 773828
Multiple Codes 20-39 552568
Fabricated Metals 441653
Plastics 415646
Transportation Equip. 230618
Measure/Photo. 182377
TSDs/Solvent Recovery 177243

Data Sources: EPA TRI Explorer, All releases are in pounds. You may also want to check EPA and RTK Net for more information and data.

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