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2011 State Fact Sheet

Data Source: 2013 National Analysis dataset (released to the public in October 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 1,024
 RCRA Subtitle C Landfills 9,707,479
 Other Landfills 4,092,753
SubTotal 13,801,256
Other On-site Disposal or Other Releases
 Fugitive Air Emissions 1,620,283
 Point Source Air Emissions 5,897,893
 Surface Water Discharges 2,875,838
 Class II-V Wells 40,667
 Land Treatment 420,244
 RCRA Subtitle C Surface Impoundment 307
 Other Surface Impoundments 33,501
 Other Land Disposal 7,237,506
SubTotal 18,126,240
Total On-site Disposal or Other Releases 31,927,496

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 326,505
 Other Landfills 2,556,009
SubTotal 2,882,513
Other Off-site Disposal or Other Releases
 Storage Only 109,476
 Solidification/Stabilization (metals only) 474,491
 Wastewater Treatment (metals only) 66,357
 Transfers to POTWs (metals only) 21,268
 Underground Injection to Class II-V Wells 3
 RCRA Subtitle C Surface Impoundment 21
 Other Surface Impoundments 63,652
 Land Treatment 195,232
 Other Land Disposal 59,715
 Other Off-site Management 703,494
 Transfers to Waste Broker for Disposal 157,150
 Unknown 88,911
SubTotal 1,939,769
Total Off-site Disposal or Other Releases 4,822,283

Total On- and Off-site Disposal or Other Releases 36,749,778


Transfers Off-site for Further Waste Management (in pounds)
118,888,148
 Recycling 78,709,992
 Energy Recovery 7,350,564
 Treatment 11,138,371
 POTWs 15,496,790
    Metals and Metal Compounds 21,268
    Non-metal TRI Chemicals 15,475,522
 Other Off-site Transfers 0
 Other Transfers Off-site for Disposal or Other Releases 6,192,432

 
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State/TRI Data
Population 33,871,648
Square Miles 163,696
Total Facilities 1,289
  Total Forms 3,824
  Form As 315
 

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

Total
 Recycled On-site 46,848,340
 Recycled Off-site 78,786,636
 Energy Recovery On-site 39,350,327
 Energy Recovery Off-site 7,343,971
 Treated On-site 81,663,124
 Treated Off-site 25,130,085
 Total On-site Disposal to Class I Underground Injection Wells, RCRA Subtitle C Landfills, and Other Landfills 13,801,028
 Total other On-site Disposal or Other Releases 18,056,651
 Total Off-site Disposal to Class I Underground Injection Wells, RCRA Subtitle C Landfills, and Other Landfills 4,107,423
 Total other Off-site Disposal or Other Releases 3,403,948
Total Production-related Waste Managed 318,491,532

Non-production-Related Waste Managed 116,276


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Note:

Reporting year (RY) 2013 is the most recent TRI data available. Facilities reporting to TRI were required to submit RY 2013 data to EPA by July 1, 2014. TRI Explorer is using an updated data set (released to the public in October 2014). This dataset includes revisions processed by EPA as of October 2014 for the years 1988 to 2013. 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 Sec