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

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  • 2002 TRI Pollution Releases Ranked by Potential Human Health Risks
  • Top Ranked Cancer Risk:ARSENIC (ORGANIC OR INORGANIC COMPOUNDS)
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    Top Ranked Noncancer Risk:MERCURY 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 56,741 648
    Suspected Carcinogens 4,729 3,465
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 706,352 3,496
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 2,554 .300
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 706,369 3,490
    Suspected Endocrine Toxicants 5,559
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 5,187,169 1,349
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 21,441 6,205
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 5,842,420 2,866
    Suspected Musculoskeletal Toxicants 6,935,950
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 757,964 3,005
    Recognized Reproductive Toxicants 1,202 .300
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 705,313 769
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 6,961,823 7,062
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 7,004,228 12,898

    *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 199,836 1,320 146,433 0 347,589 914,215 NA
    1989 169,370 570 0 0 169,940 4,763,237 NA
    1990 166,703 233 250 0 167,186 1,763,540 NA
    1991 164,843 527 250 0 165,620 2,130,548 2,563,236
    1992 176,812 491 250 0 177,553 2,259,362 7,504,994
    1993 274,111 172 250 0 274,533 2,272,450 5,385,362
    1994 189,054 47 3,173 0 192,274 2,250,771 2,833,592
    1995 104,179 12 3,882 0 108,073 2,133,542 2,556,567
    1996 59,427 10 148 0 59,585 1,501,947 1,700,597
    1997 76,462 5 9,782 0 86,249 3,834,996 1,906,587
    1998 4,171,972 20,607 3,302,899 0 7,495,478 2,040,990 10,102,032
    1999 3,617,697 22,498 3,353,384 0 6,993,579 2,293,145 9,425,287
    2000 4,095,258 39,619 4,679,492 0 8,814,369 1,237,144 10,534,266
    2001 4,894,466 50,611 4,592,668 0 9,537,745 525,205 10,384,188
    2002 7,022,860 21,571 4,547,388 0 11,591,818 649,126 12,411,153
    "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 1.61 0 .03 0 1.64 0 1.64
    2001 1.08 0 0 0 1.08 0 1.08
    2002 1.08 0 0 0 1.08 0 1.08
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