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Environmental Release Report: CULLMAN County, AL
 
 
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  • 2002 Rankings: Major Chemical Releases or Waste Generation in CULLMAN 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 CULLMAN 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 CULLMAN 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: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 13,277 6
    Suspected Carcinogens 139,500 7
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 590,228 276,738
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 169,613
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 448,893 6
    Suspected Endocrine Toxicants 142,315
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 467,477 13
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 603,366 13
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 624,237 7
    Suspected Musculoskeletal Toxicants 2,679
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 626,023 6
    Recognized Reproductive Toxicants 135
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 596,280 13
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 629,171 13
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 628,090 13

    *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 1,119,915 117,545 0 100,000 1,337,460 392,461 NA
    1989 1,023,588 112,270 37,782 0 1,173,640 267,568 NA
    1990 912,457 29,990 72,760 0 1,015,207 234,180 NA
    1991 801,157 1,979 55,262 0 858,398 306,892 4,585,591
    1992 695,036 2,869 16,411 0 714,316 309,498 4,200,396
    1993 813,870 1,201 21,937 0 837,008 373,317 4,253,587
    1994 702,550 5,505 20,772 0 728,827 392,035 3,286,536
    1995 450,263 244,886 38,601 0 733,750 394,716 2,231,850
    1996 552,153 110,465 13,132 0 675,750 654,260 2,375,698
    1997 704,547 48,666 97,241 0 850,454 1,824,968 2,647,556
    1998 648,935 392,530 0 0 1,041,465 982,688 2,308,354
    1999 845,174 291,247 0 0 1,136,421 1,308,202 3,167,470
    2000 639,996 279,665 0 0 919,661 1,062,645 2,463,552
    2001 829,488 302,657 6 0 1,132,151 1,350,291 3,299,158
    2002 629,206 276,745 0 0 905,951 1,648,673 3,667,855
    "NA" means that no data are available because "Total-Production Related Waste" was not reported until 1991.
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