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

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  • 2002 TRI Pollution Releases Ranked by Potential Human Health Risks
  • Top Ranked Cancer Risk:TETRACHLOROETHYLENE
    List chemicals or facilities contributing to cancer risk
    Top Ranked Noncancer Risk:MERCURY
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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 55,177 24
    Suspected Carcinogens 63,180 7
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 62,960 31
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 831 19
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 115,633 10
    Suspected Endocrine Toxicants 54,817 9
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 58,096 34
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 115,877 39
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 116,626 31
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 125,980 29
    Recognized Reproductive Toxicants 634 19
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 116,031 17
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 126,770 41
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 124,130 21

    *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 47,868 0 24,800 0 72,668 126,138 NA
    1989 52,984 0 3,200 0 56,184 8,905 NA
    1990 51,643 0 4,950 0 56,593 12,852 NA
    1991 55,610 0 2,884 0 58,494 141,979 204,635
    1992 22,328 8 750 0 23,086 176,586 218,622
    1993 12,769 5 1,581 0 14,355 11,984 43,697
    1994 66,251 5 2,056 0 68,312 13,947 102,192
    1995 59,060 5 2,700 0 61,765 8,343 76,586
    1996 26,841 42 740 0 27,623 8,597 43,129
    1997 108,321 51 0 0 108,372 461,464 339,534
    1998 107,770 11 548 0 108,329 482,102 2,209,722
    1999 54,502 40 0 0 54,542 184,618 1,871,829
    2000 74,886 28 48 0 74,962 247,248 1,962,895
    2001 132,062 33 24,990 0 157,085 281,628 2,093,631
    2002 127,404 51 25,015 0 152,470 470,206 2,247,558
    "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 47.50 0 0 0 47.50 0 47.50
    2001 6.60 0 0 0 6.60 0 6.60
    2002 6.44 0 0 0 6.44 0 42.67
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