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Environmental Release Report: TUSCALOOSA County, AL
 
 
  • Map Locating Toxic Chemical Releases
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  • 2002 Rankings: Major Chemical Releases or Waste Generation in TUSCALOOSA 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):
    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 TUSCALOOSA 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 TUSCALOOSA County

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  • 2002 TRI Pollution Releases Ranked by Potential Human Health Risks
  • Top Ranked Cancer Risk:CHROMIUM 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 54,765 62
    Suspected Carcinogens 5,665 5
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 546,065 333
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 118,825 2
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 455,138 71
    Suspected Endocrine Toxicants 29,878 64
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 176,308 73
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 520,092 83
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 568,472 850
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 652,915 1,090
    Recognized Reproductive Toxicants 20,133
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 582,943 840
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 651,105 1,104
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 410,132 1,100

    *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 291,417 48,051 0 0 339,468 226,696 NA
    1989 313,194 58,974 0 0 372,168 37,881 NA
    1990 733,523 69,307 0 0 802,830 387,752 NA
    1991 727,495 57,066 0 0 784,561 4,306,220 14,707,627
    1992 646,637 47,486 0 0 694,123 2,830,195 14,743,305
    1993 549,043 42,365 0 0 591,408 1,295,200 14,599,206
    1994 922,771 39,915 0 0 962,686 829,482 15,531,498
    1995 1,055,092 17,748 0 0 1,072,840 783,388 13,395,486
    1996 976,189 26,549 25,000 0 1,027,738 1,272,607 12,697,167
    1997 807,949 4,159 22,000 0 834,108 7,854,179 13,733,528
    1998 933,818 4,254 45,700 0 983,772 2,264,696 16,984,237
    1999 1,161,421 4,337 213,000 0 1,378,758 5,528,750 22,078,561
    2000 933,415 1,879 139,260 0 1,074,554 4,171,982 18,433,153
    2001 664,853 2,943 250,793 0 918,589 4,788,603 18,334,330
    2002 665,846 1,104 36,742 0 703,693 5,020,620 14,372,863
    "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 0 19.00 0 0 19.00 160 660
    2001 0 39.00 0 0 39.00 100 329
    2002 0 28.00 0 0 28.00 49.20 100
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