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Environmental Release Report: JEFFERSON County, AR
 
 
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  • 2002 Rankings: Major Chemical Releases or Waste Generation in JEFFERSON 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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    *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 JEFFERSON 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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  • 2002 TRI Pollution Releases Sorted by Health Effect*
  • Air Releases
    (Pounds from TRI sources)
    Water Releases
    (Pounds from TRI sources)
    Recognized Carcinogens 121,665 18,039
    Suspected Carcinogens 52,212 1,164
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 340,554 11,632
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 82,599 635
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 1,031,107 13,361
    Suspected Endocrine Toxicants 1,792 1
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 273,345 23,611
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 1,102,214 14,897
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 1,258,611 13,592
    Suspected Musculoskeletal Toxicants 119,939 1
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 1,271,597 100,668
    Recognized Reproductive Toxicants 5,515 629
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 495,838 87,050
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 1,406,893 104,972
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 1,375,928 25,054

    *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 1,911,886 552,402 5,400 0 2,469,688 368,780 NA
    1989 1,409,476 48,141 0 0 1,457,617 463,530 NA
    1990 2,762,383 131,400 9,050 0 2,902,833 310,554 NA
    1991 2,589,140 153,455 9,255 0 2,751,850 358,748 29,818,924
    1992 2,230,884 103,605 9,950 0 2,344,439 800,991 39,241,856
    1993 2,597,967 119,610 5 0 2,717,582 470,511 28,559,411
    1994 2,166,867 70,120 5 0 2,236,992 1,288,489 29,354,709
    1995 2,512,248 57,201 38,029 0 2,607,478 669,178 18,836,059
    1996 2,166,278 33,855 58,963 0 2,259,096 596,604 17,963,474
    1997 2,370,930 19,430 97,231 0 2,487,591 1,520,154 19,716,813
    1998 2,551,532 27,963 111,451 0 2,690,946 976,147 18,494,139
    1999 2,604,777 125,919 496,469 0 3,227,165 1,092,851 21,576,468
    2000 2,671,139 131,857 1,319,241 0 4,122,238 1,070,167 21,978,858
    2001 2,628,572 130,856 233,657 0 2,993,084 1,070,846 22,596,640
    2002 1,414,516 115,588 353,452 0 1,883,556 1,619,536 15,547,797
    "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 1.86 .018 .0449 0 1.92 0 57.21
    2001 2.04 .018 .054 0 2.11 0 76.21
    2002 2.03 .018 .054 0 2.10 0 76.20
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