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Environmental Release Report: BENTON County, AR
 
 
  • Map Locating Toxic Chemical Releases
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  • 2002 Rankings: Major Chemical Releases or Waste Generation in BENTON 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 ARKANSAS or facilities in BENTON 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 BENTON County

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  • 2002 TRI Pollution Releases Ranked by Potential Human Health Risks
  • Top Ranked Cancer Risk:LEAD 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 1,690
    Suspected Carcinogens 151
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 206,208
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 114,096
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 92,111
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 151,300 660
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 139,533 2,039
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 228,814
    Suspected Musculoskeletal Toxicants 88,256
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 208,447
    Recognized Reproductive Toxicants 130
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 208,168
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 231,927 2,699
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 231,689 3,400

    *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 755,282 0 12,575 0 767,857 345,371 NA
    1989 664,882 0 12,000 0 676,882 344,057 NA
    1990 751,846 35 1,280 15 753,176 126,878 NA
    1991 574,043 0 1,510 0 575,553 1,528,567 3,006,102
    1992 769,004 92 605 0 769,701 4,426,374 19,614,315
    1993 684,727 8,492 0 0 693,219 543,549 3,162,862
    1994 424,733 13,977 2,150 0 440,860 971,734 3,650,935
    1995 364,414 42 1,600 0 366,056 982,941 3,618,012
    1996 215,421 83 1,600 0 217,104 943,408 2,165,205
    1997 280,712 303 1,600 0 282,615 1,856,036 2,346,818
    1998 767,622 7,134 856,400 0 1,631,156 1,066,324 4,217,083
    1999 342,300 7,722 973,920 0 1,323,942 830,272 3,202,701
    2000 315,268 6,354 437,890 0 759,512 827,878 2,568,725
    2001 262,203 6,455 750,970 0 1,019,628 752,762 2,812,532
    2002 235,477 6,099 733,475 0 975,051 166,955 2,000,477
    "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 .48 0 0 0 .48 0 .48
    2001 .3 0 0 0 .3 0 .3
    2002 .45 0 0 0 .45 0 .45
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