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2010 State Fact Sheet

Data Source: 2012 Data Update released March 2014 See Note  

CALIFORNIA


Reported Disposal or Other Releases and Other Waste Management Activities (in pounds)
Total
On-site Disposal to Class I Underground Injection Wells, RCRA Subtitle C Landfills, and other Landfills
 Class I Wells 90,714
 RCRA Subtitle C Landfills 12,249,170
 Other Landfills 3,117,993
SubTotal 15,457,877
Other On-site Disposal or Other Releases
 Fugitive Air Emissions 1,954,178
 Point Source Air Emissions 7,041,547
 Surface Water Discharges 2,617,399
 Class II-V Wells 36,350
 Land Treatment 354,687
 RCRA Subtitle C Surface Impoundment 152
 Other Surface Impoundments 4,796
 Other Land Disposal 3,600,713
SubTotal 15,609,821
Total On-site Disposal or Other Releases 31,067,698

Off-site Disposal to Class I Underground Injection Wells, RCRA Subtitle C Landfills, and other Landfills
 Underground Injection to Class I Wells 0
 RCRA Subtitle C Landfills 348,220
 Other Landfills 1,450,590
SubTotal 1,798,810
Other Off-site Disposal or Other Releases
 Storage Only 124,786
 Solidification/Stabilization (metals only) 247,149
 Wastewater Treatment (metals only) 63,092
 Transfers to POTWs (metals only) 22,173
 Underground Injection to Class II-V Wells 0
 RCRA Subtitle C Surface Impoundment 578
 Other Surface Impoundments 21,724
 Land Treatment 159,939
 Other Land Disposal 61,098
 Other Off-site Management 508,327
 Transfers to Waste Broker for Disposal 154,888
 Unknown 400,654
SubTotal 1,764,408
Total Off-site Disposal or Other Releases 3,563,219

Total On- and Off-site Disposal or Other Releases 34,630,917


Transfers Off-site for Further Waste Management (in pounds)
115,530,309
 Recycling 74,155,953
 Energy Recovery 8,733,606
 Treatment 11,046,277
 POTWs 16,315,475
    Metals and Metal Compounds 22,173
    Non-metal TRI Chemicals 16,293,302
 Other Off-site Transfers 0
 Other Transfers Off-site for Disposal or Other Releases 5,278,999

 
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State/TRI Data
Population 37,349,363
Square Miles 163,696
Total Facilities 1,309
  Total Forms 3,890
  Form As 327
 

On- and Off-site Waste Management (in pounds)

Total
 Recycled On-site 48,601,251
 Recycled Off-site 74,267,010
 Energy Recovery On-site 37,297,594
 Energy Recovery Off-site 8,733,278
 Treated On-site 82,453,118
 Treated Off-site 26,535,137
 Total On-site Disposal to Class I Underground Injection Wells, RCRA Subtitle C Landfills, and Other Landfills 15,455,839
 Total other On-site Disposal or Other Releases 15,743,037
 Total Off-site Disposal to Class I Underground Injection Wells, RCRA Subtitle C Landfills, and Other Landfills 3,207,584
 Total other Off-site Disposal or Other Releases 2,717,867
Total Production-related Waste Managed 315,011,716

Non-production-Related Waste Managed 208,666


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Note:

Reporting year (RY) 2012 is the most recent TRI data available. Facilities reporting to TRI were required to submit RY 2012 data to EPA by July 1, 2013. TRI Explorer is using an updated data set (released to the public in March 2014). This dataset includes revisions processed by EPA as of March 2014 for the years 1988 to 2012. Revisions submitted to EPA after this time are not reflected in TRI Explorer reports. TRI data may also be obtained through EPA Envirofacts.

Users of TRI information should be aware that TRI data reflect releases and other waste management activities of chemicals, not whether (or to what degree) the public has been exposed to those chemicals. Release estimates alone are not sufficient to determine exposure or to calculate potential adverse effects on human health and the environment. TRI data, in conjunction with other information, can be used as a starting point in evaluating exposures that may result from releases and other waste management activities which involve toxic chemicals. The determination of potential risk depends upon many factors, including the toxicity of the chemical, the fate of the chemical, and the amount and duration of human or other exposure to the chemical after it is released.

On-site Disposal or Other Releases include Underground Injection to Class I Wells (Section 5.4.1), RCRA Subtitle C Landfills (5.5.1A), Other Landfills (5.5.1B), Fugitive or Non-point Air Emissions (5.1), Stack or Point Air Emissions (5.2), Surface Water Discharges (5.3), Class II-V Wells (5.4.2), Land Treatment/Application Farming (5.5.2), Surface Impoundments (5.5.3) and Other Land Disposal (5.5.4). Off-site Disposal or Other Releases include from Section 6.2 Underground Injection (M71), RCRA Subtitle C Landfills (M65), Other Landfills (M64, M72), Storage Only (M10), Solidification/Stabilization - Metals and Metal Compounds only (M41 or M40), Wastewater Treatment (excluding POTWs) - Metals and Metal Compounds only (M62 or M61), Surface Impoundments (M63), Land Treatment (M73), Other Land Disposal (M79), Other Off-site Management (M90), Transfers to Waste Broker - Disposal (M94, M91), and Unknown (M99) and, from Section 6.1 Transfers to POTWs (metals and metal compounds only).

Off-site disposal or other releases show only net off-site disposal or other releases, that is, off-site disposal or other releases tr