POLLUTION LOCATOR | Toxic Chemical Releases |Total Environmental Releases (Pounds from TRI Sources)

County: COOK
  • From 1988 to 2002, total releases to the environment have decreased 84%.
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  • Chemical NameSorted by
    Total Environmental Releases
    GLYCOL ETHERS902,554
    HYDROCHLORIC ACID519,246
    N-HEXANE479,660
    METHYL ETHYL KETONE442,397
    XYLENE (MIXED ISOMERS)413,986
    TOLUENE376,179
    METHANOL372,591
    N-BUTYL ALCOHOL314,208
    AMMONIA312,140
    TRICHLOROETHYLENE280,769
    SULFURIC ACID234,891
    HYDROFLUORIC ACID142,227
    METHYL ISOBUTYL KETONE123,943
    STYRENE121,901
    SEC-BUTYL ALCOHOL97,783
    ZINC COMPOUNDS97,302
    1,1-DICHLORO-1-FLUOROETHANE85,565
    CUMENE79,428
    1,2,4-TRIMETHYLBENZENE71,052
    ETHYLBENZENE61,826
    MALEIC ANHYDRIDE48,453
    PHTHALIC ANHYDRIDE46,052
    ETHYLENE GLYCOL39,369
    NAPHTHALENE35,980
    DICHLOROMETHANE35,277
    NITRIC ACID32,583
    VANADIUM27,841
    ZINC26,810
    TETRACHLOROETHYLENE24,263
    MANGANESE22,574
    BARIUM COMPOUNDS21,062
    ALUMINUM19,935
    CHLOROMETHANE19,800
    BENZENE19,733
    PHENOL15,398
    COPPER COMPOUNDS14,495
    CREOSOTES12,204
    COPPER10,899
    O-XYLENE9,780
    DIETHANOLAMINE8,319
    LEAD COMPOUNDS8,104
    CHROMIUM7,648
    N-METHYL-2-PYRROLIDONE7,646
    BARIUM7,420
    SODIUM NITRITE5,175
    UNKNOWN4,481
    NITRATE COMPOUNDS4,274
    M-XYLENE4,095
    LEAD4,067
    CYCLOHEXANE3,709
    VINYL ACETATE3,608
    PROPYLENE3,452
    FORMALDEHYDE3,395
    ACETOPHENONE3,089
    CYANIDE COMPOUNDS2,920
    TERT-BUTYL ALCOHOL2,900
    CHROMIUM COMPOUNDS2,837
    NICKEL COMPOUNDS2,829
    MANGANESE COMPOUNDS2,729
    BIS(2-ETHYLHEXYL)PHTHALATE2,587
    METHYL METHACRYLATE2,130
    ETHYLENE1,776
    BUTYL ACRYLATE1,550
    DIISOCYANATES1,505
    CHLORINE1,484
    NICKEL1,468
    ETHYL ACRYLATE1,319
    MOLYBDENUM TRIOXIDE1,080
    3-IODO-2-PROPYNYL BUTYLCARBAMATE1,074
    DIBUTYL PHTHALATE986
    POLYCYCLIC AROMATIC COMPOUNDS947
    DIBENZOFURAN776
    PHENANTHRENE689
    ANTHRACENE664
    ETHYLENE OXIDE625
    DIMETHYLAMINE577
    CRESOL (MIXED ISOMERS)510
    ETHYLENE GLYCOL MONOETHYL ETHER500
    4,4'-ISOPROPYLIDENEDIPHENOL499
    MERCURY COMPOUNDS487
    METHYL TERT-BUTYL ETHER470
    VANADIUM COMPOUNDS437
    BIPHENYL340
    COBALT330
    ALUMINUM OXIDE (FIBROUS FORMS)326
    QUINOLINE296
    CADMIUM COMPOUNDS269
    SILVER250
    ANTIMONY COMPOUNDS250
    CUMENE HYDROPEROXIDE250
    ACRYLONITRILE220
    SILVER COMPOUNDS175
    2,2',6,6'-TETRABROMO-4,4'-ISOPROPYLIDENEDIPHENOL166
    TRIETHYLAMINE83
    NICOTINE AND SALTS65
    COBALT COMPOUNDS30
    BENZO(GHI)PERYLENE27
    2,4-D24
    SODIUM DIMETHYLDITHIOCARBAMATE20
    ACRYLIC ACID16
    DIMETHYL SULFATE15
    ARSENIC (ORGANIC OR INORGANIC COMPOUNDS)14
    HYDROQUINONE11
    TOLUENE-2,4-DIISOCYANATE10
    CHLOROACETIC ACID10
    TOLUENE-2,6-DIISOCYANATE10
    CHLOROFORM10
    TOLUENE DIISOCYANATE (MIXED ISOMERS)5
    BENZYL CHLORIDE5
    METHOXONE1
    N-METHYLOLACRYLAMIDE1

    Note: See Dioxin Compounds Summary for the contribution of dioxins to this release or waste management category (in grams).