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

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  • 2002 TRI Pollution Releases Ranked by Potential Human Health Risks
  • Top Ranked Cancer Risk:LEAD COMPOUNDS
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    Top Ranked Noncancer Risk:LEAD COMPOUNDS
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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 15,202 64
    Suspected Carcinogens 18 5
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 440,943 6
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 180,047 1
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 279,898 5
    Suspected Endocrine Toxicants 16
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 216,905 179
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 459,963 11
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 475,063 64
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 475,055 64
    Recognized Reproductive Toxicants 82 1
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 455,973 68
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 475,627 178
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 475,007 68

    *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 1,850,228 31,357 500 0 1,882,085 441,385 NA
    1989 1,189,729 36,098 750 2 1,226,579 331,538 NA
    1990 1,266,872 601 0 40 1,267,513 582,507 NA
    1991 883,574 555 0 10 884,139 594,504 5,800,021
    1992 687,113 511 0 10 687,634 563,546 5,583,538
    1993 465,175 0 0 6 465,181 639,447 4,180,400
    1994 449,133 36 0 251 449,420 501,380 3,966,956
    1995 603,853 77 0 6 603,936 935,362 5,229,782
    1996 277,603 176 0 10 277,789 859,705 4,470,607
    1997 300,297 45 30 10 300,382 1,190,501 3,692,289
    1998 376,181 397 142 5 376,725 330,180 3,635,405
    1999 347,725 208 0 5 347,938 257,441 3,233,867
    2000 145,294 97 0 5 145,396 216,561 2,343,795
    2001 183,676 229 399 0 184,304 198,449 1,911,013
    2002 475,693 179 817 0 476,689 90,009 2,411,116
    "NA" means that no data are available because "Total-Production Related Waste" was not reported until 1991.
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