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Complete Indicator Report of Hazardous Substance Releases

Definition

The National Toxic Substance Incidents Program (NTSIP) defines hazardous substances emergency events as acute uncontrolled or illegal releases of hazardous substances. Events involving releases of only petroleum are only included if there are injuries or public health action (including environmental sampling, evacuations, etc). Events are included if the amount of substance released needed to be removed, cleaned up, or neutralized according to federal, state, or local laws.

Numerator

This Indicator Report contains the following variables:
1. Number of hazardous substance releases
2. Number of victims of hazardous substance releases

Denominator

Not applicable.

Data Interpretation Issues

The NTSIP includes events involving releases of petroleum only if there are injuries or public health action (including environmental sampling, evacuations, etc). Petroleum being used as a fuel in a vehicle at the time of the incident is not included. Data includes only acute releases, defined as lasting less than 72 hours. NTSIP is primarily focused on releases that involve an industry, so small quantity release limitations apply. The number of NTSIP events is limited by reporter's adherence to reporting requirements. NTSIP reporting is supported by state and federal environmental laws, by the Utah injury reporting rule R386-703 section (i) Chemical Poisoning, and by voluntary reporting.

For more details on the Utah injury reporting rule R386-703 section (i) Chemical Poisoning go to http://www.rules.utah.gov/publicat/code/r386/r386-703.htm#T3.

For more details on state and federal environmental laws and rules go to http://www.deq.utah.gov/Laws_Rules/.

Why Is This Important?

Hazardous substance releases may not occur often, but when they do occur, they have the potential for causing harmful health effects. The National Toxic Substance Incidents Program (NTSIP) system actively collects information to describe the public health consequences of acute (less than 72 hours) releases of hazardous substances in participating states. This Indicator Report summarizes the characteristics of events reported in Utah. Information about acute events involving hazardous substances were collected, including the substance(s) released, number of victims, and number and types of injuries. The data were computerized using an ATSDR-provided Web-based data entry system. This data provides needed information to create prevention activities, which can decrease injury and death as a result of a hazardous material release. Knowing what kind of hazardous materials commonly exist in Utah, how and where they are released, and the effects they have on employees, responders, and the general public will create opportunities for improved policies, procedures, and training for a cleaner, safer environment.

Healthy People Objective EH-11:

Reduce the amount of toxic pollutants released into the environment
U.S. Target: 3.5 billion pounds

How Do We Compare With U.S.?

The National Toxic Substance Incidents Program (NTSIP) system is directed by the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR). Seven state health departments currently have cooperative agreements with ATSDR to participate in NTSIP: Louisiana, New York, North Carolina, Oregon, Tennessee, Utah, and Wisconsin. For more information on the National NTSIP, go to http://www.atsdr.cdc.gov//ntsip/.

Available Services

Utah Poison Control Center: Poison Emergencies, Questions, and Prevention Information Call 1-800-222-1222

Utah Division of Environmental Response and Remediation: 24 Hour Emergency Phone Number for Incident Spills - (801) 536-4123



Related Indicators

Related Relevant Population Characteristics Indicators:




Graphical Data Views

Hazardous Substance Releases by County, Utah, 2010-2014

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Consecutive Calendar Years 1980-2020 County Number of Hazardous Substance Releases
Record Count: 145
2010 Beaver 1
2010 Box Elder 3
2010 Cache 6
2010 Carbon 3
2010 Daggett 0
2010 Davis 22
2010 Duchesne 7
2010 Emery 3
2010 Garfield 1
2010 Grand 0
2010 Iron 2
2010 Juab 1
2010 Kane 0
2010 Millard 1
2010 Morgan 0
2010 Piute 0
2010 Rich 0
2010 Salt Lake 112
2010 San Juan 1
2010 Sanpete 0
2010 Sevier 0
2010 Summit 5
2010 Tooele 8
2010 Uintah 9
2010 Utah 17
2010 Wasatch 2
2010 Washington 3
2010 Wayne 0
2010 Weber 11
2011 Beaver 0
2011 Box Elder 6
2011 Cache 3
2011 Carbon 1
2011 Daggett 0
2011 Davis 23
2011 Duchesne 3
2011 Emery 1
2011 Garfield 0
2011 Grand 1
2011 Iron 2
2011 Juab 2
2011 Kane 1
2011 Millard 2
2011 Morgan 0
2011 Piute 0
2011 Rich 0
2011 Salt Lake 75
2011 San Juan 1
2011 Sanpete 0
2011 Sevier 0
2011 Summit 3
2011 Tooele 5
2011 Uintah 1
2011 Utah 8
2011 Wasatch 0
2011 Washington 4
2011 Wayne 0
2011 Weber 10
2012 Beaver 1
2012 Box Elder 2
2012 Cache 8
2012 Carbon 4
2012 Daggett 2
2012 Davis 26
2012 Duchesne 6
2012 Emery 1
2012 Garfield 0
2012 Grand 1
2012 Iron 0
2012 Juab 1
2012 Kane 0
2012 Millard 0
2012 Morgan 0
2012 Piute 0
2012 Rich 0
2012 Salt Lake 109
2012 San Juan 2
2012 Sanpete 2
2012 Sevier 3
2012 Summit 3
2012 Tooele 5
2012 Uintah 10
2012 Utah 23
2012 Wasatch 3
2012 Washington 10
2012 Wayne 0
2012 Weber 15
2013 Beaver 2
2013 Box Elder 2
2013 Cache 6
2013 Carbon 1
2013 Daggett 0
2013 Davis 17
2013 Duchesne 7
2013 Emery 0
2013 Garfield 0
2013 Grand 1
2013 Iron 0
2013 Juab 0
2013 Kane 0
2013 Millard 0
2013 Morgan 1
2013 Piute 0
2013 Rich 2
2013 Salt Lake 56
2013 San Juan 3
2013 Sanpete 0
2013 Sevier 0
2013 Summit 0
2013 Tooele 4
2013 Uintah 2
2013 Utah 8
2013 Wasatch 0
2013 Washington 2
2013 Wayne 0
2013 Weber 3
2014 Beaver 0
2014 Box Elder 3
2014 Cache 3
2014 Carbon 1
2014 Daggett 0
2014 Davis 14
2014 Duchesne 3
2014 Emery 1
2014 Garfield 0
2014 Grand 0
2014 Iron 0
2014 Juab 1
2014 Kane 0
2014 Millard 0
2014 Morgan 0
2014 Piute 0
2014 Rich 0
2014 Salt Lake 60
2014 San Juan 1
2014 Sanpete 0
2014 Sevier 0
2014 Summit 1
2014 Tooele 7
2014 Uintah 3
2014 Utah 4
2014 Wasatch 1
2014 Washington 1
2014 Wayne 0
2014 Weber 4

Data Notes

The National Toxic Substance Incidents Program (NTSIP) is supported with funds from the CERCLA trust fund, and the Office of Terrorism Planning and Emergency Response of the CDC, and provided by the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR), Public Health Service, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services under Cooperative Agreement Number U61TS874146.

Data Sources

National Toxic Substance Incidents Program (NTSIP).



Hazardous Substance Releases by Year, Utah, 2000-2014

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Year Number of Releases
Record Count: 15
2000 305
2001 534
2002 446
2003 474
2004 504
2005 517
2006 431
2007 392
2008 209
2009 252
2010 218
2011 152
2012 237
2013 117
2014 108

Data Notes

The National Toxic Substance Incidents Program (NTSIP) is supported with funds from the CERCLA trust fund, and the Office of Terrorism Planning and Emergency Response of the CDC, and provided by the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR), Public Health Service, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services under Cooperative Agreement Number U61TS874146.   Reporting requirements for releases can impact yearly number of releases reported here

Data Sources

National Toxic Substance Incidents Program (NTSIP).



Number of Victims of Hazardous Substance Releases by Substance Category, 2000-2009

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Hazardous Substance Number of Victims per Substance Category
Record Count: 16
Acids 73
Ammonia 26
Bases 11
Chlorine 39
Other Inorganic Substances 95
Paints and Dyes 3
Agricultural Chemicals and Pesticides 24
PCBs 0
Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) 47
Other 102
Mixture 46
Formulations 0
Hetero-organics 10
Hydrocarbons 40
Oxy-organics 100
Polymers 31

Data Notes

The National Toxic Substance Incidents Program (NTSIP) is supported with funds from the CERCLA trust fund, and the Office of Terrorism Planning and Emergency Response of the CDC, and provided by the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR), Public Health Service, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services under Cooperative Agreement Number U61TS874146.

Data Sources

National Toxic Substance Incidents Program (NTSIP).


References and Community Resources

Utah Department of Health National Toxic Substance Incidents Program Surveillance Program website:
http://epht.health.utah.gov/epht-view/topic/HazardousSubstance.html

Utah Poison Control Center website:
http://uuhsc.utah.edu/poison/

Agency for Toxic Substance and Disease Registry website:
http://www.atsdr.cdc.gov//ntsip


Utah Division of Environmental Response and Remediation website:
http://www.environmentalresponse.utah.gov/

For more details on the Utah injury reporting rule R386-703 section (i) Chemical Poisoning go to http://www.rules.utah.gov/publicat/code/r386/r386-703.htm#T3.

For more details on the state and federal environmental laws and rules go to http://www.deq.utah.gov/Laws_Rules/.

More Resources and Links

Evidence-based community health improvement ideas and interventions may be found at the following sites:

Additional indicator data by state and county may be found on these Websites:

Medical literature can be queried at the PubMed website.

For an on-line medical dictionary, click on this Dictionary link.

Page Content Updated On 04/08/2015, Published on 04/09/2015
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Content updated: Thu, 9 Apr 2015 15:35:18 MDT