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Environmental Release Report: RUSSELL County, AL
 
 
  • Map Locating Toxic Chemical Releases
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  • 2002 Rankings: Major Chemical Releases or Waste Generation in RUSSELL 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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    *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 RUSSELL 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 184,887 3,379
    Suspected Carcinogens 319 17
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 323,335 36,180
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 17,631 746
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 1,199,343 12,850
    Suspected Endocrine Toxicants 19,106
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 351,494 4,083
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 1,044,198 14,485
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 1,767,563 14,991
    Suspected Musculoskeletal Toxicants 280,787
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 1,837,094 58,084
    Recognized Reproductive Toxicants 17,622 739
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 838,598 44,178
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 1,962,979 56,706
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 1,962,052 14,138

    *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 1,120,002 42,100 41,331 0 1,203,433 4,641 NA
    1989 1,562,869 27,770 11,277 0 1,601,916 5,187 NA
    1990 1,729,604 41,329 18,180 0 1,789,113 4,899 NA
    1991 1,959,096 3,890 8,051 0 1,971,037 6,313 13,661,969
    1992 2,885,332 10,954 6,806 0 2,903,092 2,591 19,809,031
    1993 2,871,226 16,253 7,894 0 2,895,373 6,279 17,143,503
    1994 3,931,474 9,816 7,764 0 3,949,054 5,894 10,080,157
    1995 4,410,616 8,307 17,227 0 4,436,150 3,509 13,202,935
    1996 4,679,531 14,701 14,200 0 4,708,432 3,988 12,461,074
    1997 4,080,991 10,982 515,030 0 4,607,003 1,882 11,976,591
    1998 4,290,142 121,428 636,223 0 5,047,793 1,330 14,524,248
    1999 2,867,949 127,312 808,982 0 3,804,243 1,468 14,475,896
    2000 2,393,743 79,819 802,980 0 3,276,542 3,701 11,484,838
    2001 2,420,976 105,203 847,900 0 3,374,079 2,466 11,333,599
    2002 1,966,909 92,766 926,623 0 2,986,299 12,497 11,114,816
    "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 .5675 0 .1992 0 .7667 0 .7667
    2001 .6457 0 .1952 0 .8409 0 .8409
    2002 .618 0 .2096 0 .8276 0 .8276
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