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

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    *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 BLOUNT County

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  • 2002 TRI Pollution Releases Ranked by Potential Human Health Risks
  • Top Ranked Cancer Risk:no data available
    Top Ranked Noncancer Risk:AMMONIA
    List chemicals or facilities contributing to noncancer risk


    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 3,200 2
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 322
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 3,200 2
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 9,995 75
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 13,195 77
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 9,995 75
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 59,800 100
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 13,195 77

    *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 38,900 0 0 0 38,900 0 NA
    1989 11,110 0 0 0 11,110 0 NA
    1990 68,700 0 0 0 68,700 0 NA
    1991 63,180 0 0 0 63,180 4,500 68,130
    1992 19,834 0 250 0 20,084 0 37,659
    1993 11,389 0 250 0 11,639 6,408 24,633
    1994 4,100 250 0 0 4,350 250 8,880
    1995 30,308 482 0 0 30,790 750 36,087
    1996 11,100 409 0 0 11,509 770 16,769
    1997 23,250 338 0 0 23,588 11,800 34,281
    1998 38,680 334 0 0 39,014 6,400 50,811
    1999 13,494 345 0 0 13,839 4,621 46,680
    2000 22,784 339 0 0 23,123 5,900 71,688
    2001 3,400 354 0 0 3,754 4,000 9,631
    2002 13,195 399 0 0 13,594 5,000 60,472
    "NA" means that no data are available because "Total-Production Related Waste" was not reported until 1991.
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