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Environmental Release Report: CALHOUN County, AL
 
 
  • Map Locating Toxic Chemical Releases
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  • 2002 Rankings: Major Chemical Releases or Waste Generation in CALHOUN 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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    *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 CALHOUN County

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  • 2002 TRI Pollution Releases Ranked by Ozone Depleting Potential
  • Top Ranked Ozone Depleting Chemical:CHLORODIFLUOROMETHANE
    List chemicals or facilities contributing to ozone depletion
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  • 2002 TRI Pollution Releases Ranked by Potential Human Health Risks
  • Top Ranked Cancer Risk:CHROMIUM COMPOUNDS
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    Top Ranked Noncancer Risk:LEAD COMPOUNDS
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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 240,412 75
    Suspected Carcinogens 4,015 20
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 585,432 112
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 132,018 24
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 324,143 88
    Suspected Endocrine Toxicants 227,719 2
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 279,429 121
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 633,571 60
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 633,310 40
    Suspected Musculoskeletal Toxicants 7
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 636,212 29
    Recognized Reproductive Toxicants 14,013 24
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 528,715 93
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 634,168 110
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 471,795 99

    *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 883,388 1,291 204,026 0 1,088,705 1,965,853 NA
    1989 1,130,415 6,850 250 0 1,137,515 1,114,720 NA
    1990 1,227,720 4,431 187,534 0 1,419,685 816,772 NA
    1991 900,484 3,753 14,916 0 919,153 750,520 1,396,242
    1992 714,441 2,365 11,935 0 728,741 682,931 1,664,547
    1993 743,937 3,235 16,463 0 763,635 913,054 1,873,071
    1994 759,426 2,905 28,385 0 790,716 1,582,080 2,591,396
    1995 762,691 1,126 5,162 0 768,979 1,136,523 2,025,011
    1996 767,978 307 50,290 0 818,575 1,028,346 1,877,463
    1997 204,580 33 67,064 0 271,677 2,212,528 1,396,269
    1998 422,022 4,060 245,833 0 671,915 1,356,588 2,283,761
    1999 520,913 4,824 256,432 0 782,169 1,382,650 2,495,300
    2000 210,335 6,644 551 0 217,530 931,788 2,191,810
    2001 446,642 240 0 0 446,882 1,321,755 2,212,806
    2002 647,178 132 2 0 647,312 1,255,150 2,935,174
    "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 .252 0 0 0 .252 .588 .84
    2001 .212 0 0 0 .212 .495 .71
    2002 0 0 0 0 0 0 3.20
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