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

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  • 2002 TRI Pollution Releases Ranked by Potential Human Health Risks
  • Top Ranked Cancer Risk:LEAD
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    Top Ranked Noncancer Risk:MANGANESE
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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 .100
    Suspected Carcinogens 12,341
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 160,091 69,025
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants .100
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 162,963 22
    Suspected Endocrine Toxicants 12,341
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 56,154
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 162,963 22
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 209,329 400
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 209,329 378
    Recognized Reproductive Toxicants .100
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 206,457 400
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 209,329 400
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 176,971 378

    *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 126,592 0 0 0 126,592 6,389 NA
    1989 118,251 250 1,250 0 119,751 21,779 NA
    1990 1,233,625 255 500 0 1,234,380 11,200 NA
    1991 1,009,553 253 1,250 0 1,011,056 117,680 1,133,816
    1992 205,900 0 0 0 205,900 127,150 1,189,050
    1993 135,866 255 1,000 0 137,121 187,880 315,000
    1994 196,506 255 1,000 0 197,761 150,060 353,267
    1995 267,223 500 1,000 0 268,723 302,433 577,269
    1996 233,560 2,388 1,000 0 236,948 233,551 505,669
    1997 257,386 10 0 0 257,396 544,276 554,986
    1998 249,388 13 0 0 249,401 312,695 562,327
    1999 257,736 5 0 0 257,741 231,283 490,277
    2000 275,769 5 0 0 275,774 319,108 596,216
    2001 227,535 71,326 3,271 0 302,132 656,533 966,491
    2002 209,329 69,403 0 0 278,732 1,067,061 1,414,056
    "NA" means that no data are available because "Total-Production Related Waste" was not reported until 1991.
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