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Environmental Release Report: MONROE County, AL
 
 
  • Map Locating Toxic Chemical Releases
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  • 2002 Rankings: Major Chemical Releases or Waste Generation in MONROE 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):
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    Air releases of recognized developmental toxicants:
    Air releases of recognized reproductive 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 MONROE County

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  • 2002 TRI Pollution Releases Ranked by Potential Human Health Risks
  • Top Ranked Cancer Risk:LEAD COMPOUNDS
    List chemicals or facilities contributing to cancer risk
    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 135,798 15,955
    Suspected Carcinogens 290 39
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 51,904 78,644
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 4,409 200
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 753,385 55,750
    Suspected Endocrine Toxicants 10
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 247,198 28,955
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 759,694 57,350
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 1,181,623 49,894
    Suspected Musculoskeletal Toxicants 157,000
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 1,175,245 159,860
    Recognized Reproductive Toxicants 247 200
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 437,308 103,044
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 1,336,641 172,449
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 1,335,241 68,299

    *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 1,001,670 16,250 26,660 0 1,044,580 28,748 NA
    1989 1,079,117 16,046 1,000 0 1,096,163 37,664 NA
    1990 1,022,085 10,350 260 0 1,032,695 115,313 NA
    1991 663,009 8,565 1,455 0 673,029 245,963 42,548,430
    1992 922,755 51,275 10,705 0 984,735 281,652 75,444,564
    1993 2,473,387 52,425 6,205 0 2,532,017 143,931 58,001,723
    1994 1,717,497 135,575 1,275 0 1,854,347 249,660 19,322,276
    1995 1,180,645 155,880 12,770 0 1,349,295 23,098 16,441,612
    1996 1,325,710 160,430 11,015 0 1,497,155 17,979 17,752,007
    1997 1,362,745 265,315 758,415 0 2,386,475 93,475 17,612,886
    1998 1,314,760 237,010 595,120 0 2,146,890 40,301 15,427,691
    1999 1,883,439 179,509 554,620 0 2,617,568 30,418 24,136,031
    2000 1,725,365 294,553 506,569 0 2,526,487 39,490 35,092,199
    2001 1,866,014 246,925 371,678 0 2,484,616 21,876 38,881,971
    2002 1,341,792 255,499 486,999 0 2,084,291 35,429 38,402,936
    "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 1.76 0 3.21 0 4.97 213 218
    2001 1.86 0 2.54 0 4.40 43.12 47.52
    2002 1.96 0 .9407 0 2.90 0 2.90
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