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Environmental Release Report: FRANKLIN County, AL
 
 
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  • 2002 Rankings: Major Chemical Releases or Waste Generation in FRANKLIN County*
    Cleanest/Best Counties in US Percentile Dirtiest/Worst Counties in US
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    Cancer risk score (air and water releases):
    Noncancer risk score (air and water releases):
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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 FRANKLIN County

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  • 2002 TRI Pollution Releases Ranked by Potential Human Health Risks
  • Top Ranked Cancer Risk:FORMALDEHYDE
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    Top Ranked Noncancer Risk:FORMALDEHYDE
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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 25,550
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 19,940 150
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 19,750
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 45,550 5
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 19,940
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 54,840 17
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 54,840 17
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 54,650 17
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 55,090 22
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 54,840 17

    *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 53,214 14 0 0 53,228 457,733 NA
    1989 82,223 0 0 0 82,223 5,865 NA
    1990 66,987 0 0 0 66,987 37,244 NA
    1991 67,344 5 22,000 0 89,349 17,225 100,411
    1992 53,761 1,405 65,000 0 120,166 24,470 162,308
    1993 27,195 29 0 0 27,224 10,601 58,805
    1994 44,329 44 0 0 44,373 11,553 83,126
    1995 28,175 14 8,000 0 36,189 13,674 179,543
    1996 3,611 10 0 0 3,621 7,120 92,203
    1997 24,412 643 105,000 0 130,055 12,324 756,097
    1998 25,225 347 40,890 0 66,462 47,414 2,442,257
    1999 44,710 1,130 99,540 0 145,380 64,981 2,353,962
    2000 17,754 283 16,568 0 34,605 41,681 2,362,970
    2001 34,857 956 58,147 0 93,960 17,773 2,020,369
    2002 55,090 172 85,607 0 140,869 726 2,321,924
    "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 1.03 0 0 0 1.03 23.63 24.66
    2001 .22 0 0 0 .22 5.04 5.26
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