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Environmental Release Report: CHOCTAW County, AL
 
 
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  • 2002 Rankings: Major Chemical Releases or Waste Generation in CHOCTAW 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 CHOCTAW 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 CHOCTAW County

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  • 2002 TRI Pollution Releases Ranked by Potential Human Health Risks
  • Top Ranked Cancer Risk:LEAD
    List chemicals or facilities contributing to cancer risk
    Top Ranked Noncancer Risk:MERCURY
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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 61,708 10,341
    Suspected Carcinogens 78 28
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 15,192 114,735
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 101 205
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 591,162 14,039
    Suspected Endocrine Toxicants 101 205
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 190,099 15,480
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 591,137 22,399
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 887,899 40,554
    Suspected Musculoskeletal Toxicants 233,795
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 802,727 148,330
    Recognized Reproductive Toxicants 79 204
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 226,829 125,994
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 1,038,811 153,381
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 1,036,106 49,188

    *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 2,354,605 74,700 500 0 2,429,805 0 NA
    1989 1,872,283 98,300 0 0 1,970,583 0 NA
    1990 1,220,042 37,500 0 0 1,257,542 0 NA
    1991 1,580,261 19,000 0 0 1,599,261 0 13,470,977
    1992 705,001 10,500 0 0 715,501 0 14,199,281
    1993 788,020 39,200 255 0 827,475 0 11,979,645
    1994 882,814 28,435 436 0 911,685 0 16,612,235
    1995 1,633,849 247,095 13,670 0 1,894,614 0 17,255,082
    1996 1,036,675 502,536 82,944 0 1,622,155 0 19,763,305
    1997 1,014,712 487,444 85,435 0 1,587,591 0 19,252,912
    1998 1,199,571 480,629 97,965 0 1,778,165 0 19,503,801
    1999 852,252 172,955 100,239 0 1,125,446 0 16,455,103
    2000 1,118,177 393,048 163,183 0 1,674,408 0 15,983,803
    2001 662,344 424,121 153,102 0 1,239,567 2 15,884,975
    2002 1,038,860 259,579 147,331 0 1,445,770 0 8,533,184
    "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 1.06 6.75 2.96 0 10.77 0 20.80
    2001 1.90 5.80 2.60 0 10.30 0 11.40
    2002 1.18 5.33 2.51 0 9.01 0 9.01
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