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2010 State Fact Sheet

Data Source: 2016 Dataset (released October 2017) 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 1,948,916
 Point Source Air Emissions 6,978,141
 Surface Water Discharges 2,617,929
 Class II-V Wells 36,350
 Land Treatment 368,246
 RCRA Subtitle C Surface Impoundment 152
 Other Surface Impoundments 4,796
 Other Land Disposal 3,799,056
SubTotal 15,753,585
Total On-site Disposal or Other Releases 31,211,462

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 350,106
 Other Landfills 1,462,786
SubTotal 1,812,892
Other Off-site Disposal or Other Releases
 Storage Only 49,722
 Solidification/Stabilization (metals only) 249,153
 Wastewater Treatment (metals only) 63,097
 Transfers to POTWs (metals only) 22,086
 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 61,134
 Other Off-site Management 508,327
 Transfers to Waste Broker for Disposal 127,348
 Unknown 402,951
SubTotal 1,666,060
Total Off-site Disposal or Other Releases 3,478,951

Total On- and Off-site Disposal or Other Releases 34,690,413


Transfers Off-site for Further Waste Management (in pounds)
115,982,380
 Recycling 74,625,864
 Energy Recovery 8,733,856
 Treatment 11,043,696
 POTWs 16,380,784
    Metals and Metal Compounds 22,086
    Non-metal TRI Chemicals 16,358,698
 Other Off-site Transfers 0
 Other Transfers Off-site for Disposal or Other Releases 5,198,180

 
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State/TRI Data
Population 37,349,363
Square Miles 163,696
Total Facilities 1,319
  Total Forms 3,933
  Form As 328
 

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

Total
 Recycled On-site 48,776,384
 Recycled Off-site 74,772,164
 Energy Recovery On-site 37,297,594
 Energy Recovery Off-site 8,733,585
 Treated On-site 82,906,697
 Treated Off-site 26,599,913
 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 15,887,138
 Total Off-site Disposal to Class I Underground Injection Wells, RCRA Subtitle C Landfills, and Other Landfills 3,226,589
 Total other Off-site Disposal or Other Releases 2,695,482
Total Production-related Waste Managed 316,351,385

Non-production-Related Waste Managed 124,745


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Note:

Reporting year (RY) 2016 is the most recent TRI data available. Facilities reporting to TRI were required to submit their data to EPA by July 1 for the previous calendar year's activities.. TRI Explorer is using an updated data set (released to the public in October 2017). This dataset includes revisions for the years 1988 to 2016 processed by EPA, after the National Analysis Dataset was released. 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 transferred to other TRI facilities reporting such transfers as on-site disposal or other releases are not included to avoid double counting.

Transfers to Recycling are Section 6.2, sum of Solvents/Organics Recovery (M20), Metals Recovery (M24), Other Reuse or Recovery (M26), Acid Regeneration (M28) and Transfer to Waste Broker - Recycling (M93)). Transfers to Energy Recovery are Section 6.2, sum of Energy Recovery (M56) and Transfer to Waste Broker - Energy R