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Environmental Release Report: LIMESTONE County, AL
 
 
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  • 2002 Rankings: Major Chemical Releases or Waste Generation in LIMESTONE 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 LIMESTONE 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 LIMESTONE 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 801 12
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 24,264 12
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 504 12
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 7,163
    Suspected Endocrine Toxicants 211 5
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 31,925 63
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 7,562 12
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 34,686 492
    Suspected Musculoskeletal Toxicants 25,000
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 26,291 492
    Recognized Reproductive Toxicants 504 12
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 9,045 480
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 53,862 536
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 44,322 23

    *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 427,228 504 250 0 427,982 486,396 NA
    1989 490,901 280 0 0 491,181 295,323 NA
    1990 527,854 1,271 0 0 529,125 179,194 NA
    1991 696,723 1,775 21,440 0 719,938 1,088,121 3,015,908
    1992 817,394 4,549 17,645 0 839,588 1,903,661 3,683,608
    1993 810,015 1,859 19,028 0 830,902 1,176,948 4,096,134
    1994 295,146 2,079 0 0 297,225 3,042,216 3,406,715
    1995 313,235 869 0 0 314,104 1,183,017 1,430,653
    1996 198,997 54 0 0 199,051 2,281,780 2,524,013
    1997 377,743 14 1,000 0 378,757 3,717,628 2,458,242
    1998 191,635 22,044 0 0 213,679 1,771,138 2,158,365
    1999 125,840 24,052 500 0 150,392 1,744,615 2,158,163
    2000 200,008 40,362 500 0 240,870 1,672,353 2,109,694
    2001 162,568 638 1,517 0 164,724 845,548 1,136,700
    2002 66,370 561 1,991 0 68,921 353,232 870,066
    "NA" means that no data are available because "Total-Production Related Waste" was not reported until 1991.
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