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Toxics Release Inventory Releases by County

31 of Washington's 39 counties contain one or more facilities that reported under the Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) in 2015. King County has the greatest number of facilities (72), but ranked fifth in total pounds of releases. Benton County topped the list with 10 million pounds of releases. The U.S. Department of Energy’s Hanford Site accounted for 95% of Benton’s total releases.

Washington TRI Chemical Releases by County, 2015 (in pounds)

 

County # of Facilities # of Reports Released to Air Released to Water Released to Land Released On Site POTW* Disposal Off Site Disposal Total Released (On Site + POTW* + Off Site Disposal)
Adams 2 4 5,014 0 0 5,014 0 41,129 46,143
Asotin 1 1 10 0 0 10 0 8 18
Benton 8 27 78,437 390,161 9,429,509 9,898,107 0 841,698 10,739,805
Chelan 2 6 776,929 0 71 777,000 0 6,672 783,672
Clallam 4 12 22,227 263,756 0 285,983 0 30,356 316,339
Clark 23 55 282,712 24,054 16,016 322,783 0 32,858 355,640
Columbia 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Cowlitz 14 73 2,181,457 250,206 0 2,431,663 0 460,633 2,892,296
Douglas 1 3   0   0 0 0 0
Ferry 1 3 1,616 0 378,917 380,533 0 0 380,533
Franklin 4 26 44,538 0 14,780 59,318 0 12,763 72,081
Garfield 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Grant 10 20 100,242 0 40 100,282 0 212,581 312,863
Grays Harbor 11 25 253,667 684,037 0 937,704 0 103,995 1,041,699
Island 2 4 144 0 2,391 2,535 0 8,201 10,736
Jefferson 1 14 506,920 82,374 28,928 618,222 0 4,069 622,291
King 72 194 418,620 28 275 418,923 63 736,694 1,155,680
Kitsap 5 13 32,335 767 0 33,102 24 1,074,680 1,107,806
Kittitas 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Klickitat 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 380 380
Lewis 8 27 52,716 130,056 69,001 251,773 0 209 251,982
Lincoln 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Mason 2 3 42 0 0 42 0 55 97
Okanogan 1 3 3 199 28,656 28,858 0 0 28,858
Pacific 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Pend Oreille 3 14 66,913 195,530 144,500 406,942 0 1,132 408,074
Pierce 37 146 1,020,235 61,785 163,838 1,245,859 250 391,538 1,637,647
San Juan 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Skagit 11 81 319,060 8,297 8,674 336,031 0 30,439 366,470
Skamania 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Snohomish 27 70 211,583 40 0 211,623 1 25,533 237,158
Spokane 27 85 110,385 552 2,379 113,316 37 153,708 267,061
Stevens 4 4 10 0 497 507 0 718 1,225
Thurston 12 303,721 0 0 303,721 0 152 303,873
Wahkiakum 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Walla Walla 5 27 1,150,557 97,575 173,753 1,421,885 0 50,170 1,472,055
Whatcom 19 104 970,328 46,750 22,488 1,039,566 0 64,840 1,104,407
Whitman 2 4 8 0 0 8 0 251 259
Yakima 14 25 165,822 0 93,946 259,768 0 158,247 418,015
Grand Total 327 1,087 9,076,248 2,236,168 10,578,661 21,891,077 376 4,443,709 26,335,162

*Publicly Owned Treatment Works, metals only