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

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  • 2002 TRI Pollution Releases Ranked by Potential Human Health Risks
  • Top Ranked Cancer Risk:ARSENIC (ORGANIC OR INORGANIC COMPOUNDS)
    List chemicals or facilities contributing to cancer risk
    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 1,194 713
    Suspected Carcinogens 2,469 1,207
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 374,337 1,117
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 899 .400
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 373,168 719
    Suspected Endocrine Toxicants 22
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 1,759,516 2,219
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 3,309 3,241
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 2,129,755 495
    Suspected Musculoskeletal Toxicants 2,650,494
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 375,433 480
    Recognized Reproductive Toxicants 482 .400
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 374,333 1,187
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 2,656,644 4,733
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 2,657,265 6,449

    *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 7,000 0 750 0 7,750 12,000 NA
    1989 22,353 0 8 0 22,361 8 NA
    1990 803 0 767 0 1,570 17 NA
    1991 547 0 255 0 802 755 5,949
    1992 1,045 0 764 0 1,809 764 1,810
    1993 9,557 34 255 0 9,846 2,725 12,518
    1994 4,394 5 0 0 4,399 9,483 13,869
    1995 30 15 0 0 45 6,353 5,975
    1996 30 15 0 0 45 1,005 550
    1997 30 15 0 0 45 2,500 2,725
    1998 3,703,644 43,156 2,288,711 0 6,035,511 0 6,035,511
    1999 5,878,531 42,288 2,114,057 0 8,034,876 2,375 8,036,363
    2000 2,712,095 26,046 2,439,386 0 5,177,527 5,502 5,182,218
    2001 3,254,274 8,985 2,046,584 0 5,309,843 755 5,310,145
    2002 2,663,439 9,183 2,044,364 0 4,716,986 750 4,717,514
    "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 .6752 0 0 0 .6752 0 .6752
    2001 .6085 0 0 0 .6085 0 .6085
    2002 .5917 0 0 0 .5917 0 .5917
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