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Environmental Release Report: BALDWIN County, AL
 
 
  • Map Locating Toxic Chemical Releases
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  • 2002 Rankings: Major Chemical Releases or Waste Generation in BALDWIN County*
    Cleanest/Best Counties in US Percentile Dirtiest/Worst Counties in US
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    Total environmental releases:
    Cancer risk score (air and water releases):
    Noncancer risk score (air and water releases):
    Air releases of recognized carcinogens:
    Air releases of recognized developmental toxicants:
    Air releases of recognized reproductive toxicants:

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    Rank counties in ALABAMA or facilities in BALDWIN County by chemical releases or waste generation

    *Note: These rankings are based on chemical releases and transfers reported by industrial facilities to the Toxics Release Inventory, and do not take into account major sources of pollution or toxic chemicals that are not covered by TRI.

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  • Environmental Justice Analysis for BALDWIN County

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  • 2002 TRI Pollution Releases Ranked by Potential Human Health Risks
  • Top Ranked Cancer Risk:CHROMIUM
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    Top Ranked Noncancer Risk:LEAD
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    See Scorecard's estimates of the health risks associated with outdoor air pollution for this area

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  • 2002 TRI Pollution Releases Sorted by Health Effect*
  • Air Releases
    (Pounds from TRI sources)
    Water Releases
    (Pounds from TRI sources)
    Recognized Carcinogens 7,233 14
    Suspected Carcinogens 5,972 1
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 19,586 15
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 3,554 10
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 23,334 5
    Suspected Endocrine Toxicants 6,353 14
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 12,634 19
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 19,169 17
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 28,138 20
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 27,888 1,413
    Recognized Reproductive Toxicants 75 10
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 13,660 9
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 28,501 27
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 27,989 24

    *Note: Some chemicals are associated with more than one health effect, so their release may be counted multiple times in this table. Therefore, it is not appropriate to sum releases sorted by health effect. Total reported releases to air and water are provided in the data summary below.
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  • What We Don't Know About Chemical Safety and Harm
  • Air Releases
    6 TRI chemicals released to air in the United States lack the risk assessment values required for safety assessment
    218 TRI chemicals released to air in the United States lack the exposure estimates required for safety assessment
    Water Releases
    5 TRI chems released to water in the United States lack the risk assessment values required for safety assessment
    172 TRI chemicals released to water in the United States lack the exposure estimates required for safety assessment
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  • TRI Data Summary
  • Environmental Releases, Transfers, and Production-Related Waste (Pounds from TRI sources)
    Year Air Releases Water Releases Land Releases Underground Injection Total Environmental Releases Total Off-Site Transfers Total Production-Related Waste
    1988 49,840 0 0 0 49,840 24,112 NA
    1989 34,843 0 0 0 34,843 10,723 NA
    1990 87,032 1 0 0 87,033 24,337 NA
    1991 289,441 250 0 0 289,691 28,446 334,860
    1992 373,936 254 0 0 374,190 34,636 460,477
    1993 410,277 78 0 0 410,355 71,339 418,086
    1994 282,393 786 0 0 283,179 20,942 344,297
    1995 97,994 350 0 0 98,344 10,251 110,039
    1996 13,519 33 0 0 13,552 3,223 21,258
    1997 20,709 8 0 0 20,717 10,829 26,867
    1998 24,509 8 0 0 24,517 10,599 46,542
    1999 19,152 5 0 0 19,157 3,868 25,997
    2000 28,066 0 0 0 28,066 14,821 47,200
    2001 25,055 17 0 0 25,072 95,371 48,295
    2002 28,502 28 0 0 28,529 223,790 848,572
    "NA" means that no data are available because "Total-Production Related Waste" was not reported until 1991.
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  • Dioxin Compounds Summary
  • Environmental Releases, Transfers, and Production-Related Waste (Grams of Dioxin Compounds from TRI sources)
    Year Air Releases Water Releases Land Releases Underground Injection Total Environmental Releases Total Off-Site Transfers Total Production-Related Waste
    2000 0 0 0 0 0 37.67 43.61
    2001 0 .1001 0 0 .1001 895 612
    2002 0 1.82 0 0 1.82 2,310 1,757
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