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Environmental Release Report: JEFFERSON County, AL
 
 
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  • 2002 Rankings: Major Chemical Releases or Waste Generation in JEFFERSON 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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    Air releases of recognized developmental 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 JEFFERSON County

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  • 2002 TRI Pollution Releases Ranked by Potential Human Health Risks
  • Top Ranked Cancer Risk:CADMIUM COMPOUNDS
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    Top Ranked Noncancer Risk:LEAD COMPOUNDS
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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 173,081 768
    Suspected Carcinogens 26,378 3,126
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 1,773,062 569,081
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 102,864 632
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 1,675,225 27,307
    Suspected Endocrine Toxicants 108,615 143
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 1,597,905 29,625
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 947,884 2,778
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 2,619,700 4,859
    Suspected Musculoskeletal Toxicants 1,585,122
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 2,359,345 8,054
    Recognized Reproductive Toxicants 73,996 555
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 1,756,514 30,964
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 2,896,263 37,102
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 3,068,508 37,801

    *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 4,745,643 70,603 609,682 280,000 5,705,928 15,900,646 NA
    1989 5,416,111 116,574 706,174 0 6,238,859 2,864,954 NA
    1990 4,342,304 83,636 942,685 5 5,368,630 3,359,165 NA
    1991 3,856,100 39,386 1,453,262 0 5,348,748 16,539,423 40,034,539
    1992 3,995,840 62,512 2,020,186 0 6,078,538 20,058,811 45,061,479
    1993 3,195,306 41,269 1,909,319 0 5,145,894 20,082,261 47,200,126
    1994 3,124,715 8,333 1,929,655 0 5,062,703 20,628,771 52,616,605
    1995 3,672,056 54,170 5,487,239 5 9,213,470 19,671,075 53,835,576
    1996 3,682,001 23,637 5,747,561 0 9,453,199 18,419,378 38,162,562
    1997 3,846,037 68,913 6,483,345 0 10,398,295 45,384,217 56,403,362
    1998 6,140,101 591,440 12,370,171 45,000 19,146,712 20,328,423 53,345,532
    1999 4,684,480 828,197 9,418,496 109,000 15,040,173 20,585,740 50,239,829
    2000 4,701,513 819,403 8,126,445 154,019 13,801,381 17,890,630 46,056,700
    2001 3,349,575 494,529 9,595,864 92,912 13,532,881 13,995,001 38,044,768
    2002 3,335,898 585,601 8,216,194 12,009 12,149,701 14,051,599 37,379,014
    "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 6.41 0 11.13 0 17.54 11.13 17.54
    2001 6.59 0 11.33 0 17.92 11.33 17.92
    2002 7.41 0 0 0 7.41 10.85 29.42
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