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

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  • 2002 TRI Pollution Releases Ranked by Ozone Depleting Potential
  • Top Ranked Ozone Depleting Chemical:CHLORODIFLUOROMETHANE
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  • 2002 TRI Pollution Releases Ranked by Potential Human Health Risks
  • Top Ranked Cancer Risk:CHROMIUM
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    Top Ranked Noncancer Risk:DICHLOROMETHANE
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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 157,360
    Suspected Carcinogens 250
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 177,328 255
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 2,030
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 60,845 5
    Suspected Endocrine Toxicants 165,525 250
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 21,305 255
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 218,953 255
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 215,103 255
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 242,378 260
    Recognized Reproductive Toxicants 2,030
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 169,915 255
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 240,278 10
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 79,898 260

    *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 597,480 254 50 0 597,784 27,780 NA
    1989 625,268 134 0 0 625,402 10,578 NA
    1990 403,306 129 0 0 403,435 49,983 NA
    1991 582,785 311 0 0 583,096 54,378 3,452,365
    1992 617,970 77 0 0 618,047 20,560 8,096,979
    1993 487,735 140 0 0 487,875 74,300 7,476,715
    1994 394,960 2,570 0 0 397,530 62,910 5,600,749
    1995 451,195 2,680 0 0 453,875 54,530 8,084,204
    1996 818,192 2,403 0 0 820,595 69,500 10,347,681
    1997 594,971 2,502 0 0 597,473 823,850 7,806,896
    1998 512,734 201 0 0 512,935 553,413 5,419,451
    1999 382,960 201 500 0 383,661 584,208 6,278,235
    2000 223,895 206 505 0 224,606 433,460 2,258,942
    2001 202,685 265 0 0 202,950 549,070 2,767,239
    2002 242,628 260 0 0 242,888 285,700 3,258,622
    "NA" means that no data are available because "Total-Production Related Waste" was not reported until 1991.
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