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

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  • 2002 TRI Pollution Releases Ranked by Ozone Depleting Potential
  • Top Ranked Ozone Depleting Chemical:DICHLORODIFLUOROMETHANE
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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 36,122 2,365
    Suspected Carcinogens 1,723 2,641
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 558,957 329,408
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 194,696 2,252
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 824,624 15,703
    Suspected Endocrine Toxicants 72,100 734
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 1,349,804 2,264
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 870,889 21,147
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 1,891,518 27,838
    Suspected Musculoskeletal Toxicants 1,382,403
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 1,085,770 33,407
    Recognized Reproductive Toxicants 15,907 1,100
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 622,980 25,553
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 2,354,985 28,821
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 2,174,810 23,222

    *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 2,103,877 17,674 24,100 0 2,145,651 619,250 NA
    1989 2,231,549 19,495 35,500 0 2,286,544 1,060,347 NA
    1990 2,828,923 45,210 17,565 0 2,891,698 440,462 NA
    1991 1,687,152 26,782 10,890 0 1,724,824 17,856,413 37,109,941
    1992 1,752,587 30,470 5,814 0 1,788,871 14,325,813 32,938,022
    1993 1,661,479 26,643 7,193 0 1,695,315 17,309,812 40,179,144
    1994 1,326,438 29,845 12 0 1,356,295 3,709,723 19,548,903
    1995 1,262,917 96,421 0 0 1,359,338 6,308,152 28,929,731
    1996 1,128,737 99,001 1 0 1,227,739 5,869,987 27,274,133
    1997 1,209,641 106,823 0 0 1,316,464 11,931,185 22,249,004
    1998 1,636,445 104,192 382,850 0 2,123,487 6,498,622 22,518,979
    1999 1,236,479 81,695 154,200 0 1,472,374 8,268,752 31,745,037
    2000 1,689,335 102,935 166,060 0 1,958,330 11,480,168 40,781,220
    2001 2,239,695 180,407 214,103 0 2,634,205 8,551,724 45,803,817
    2002 2,405,157 353,795 181,202 0 2,940,154 5,092,870 42,248,325
    "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 .2618 0 0 0 .2618 0 .2618
    2001 .2722 0 0 0 .2722 0 .2722
    2002 .2707 0 0 0 .2707 0 .2707
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