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Environmental Release Report: POLK County, AR
 
 
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  • 2002 Rankings: Major Chemical Releases or Waste Generation in POLK County*
    Cleanest/Best Counties in US Percentile Dirtiest/Worst Counties in US
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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 POLK 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:ARSENIC (ORGANIC OR INORGANIC 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)
    Suspected Carcinogens 20
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 10 93,071
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 10
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 10
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 20
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 10
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 10
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 20
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 10

    *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 111,652 0 10 0 111,662 1,317 NA
    1989 363,165 0 10 0 363,175 1,255 NA
    1990 319,622 0 25 0 319,647 1,622 NA
    1991 108,090 15 12 0 108,117 102,431 247,408
    1992 31,490 0 12 0 31,502 76,621 111,048
    1993 23,149 0 15 0 23,164 137,401 168,857
    1994 25,662 192 20 0 25,874 153,798 180,162
    1995 26,886 4 30 0 26,920 271,486 300,856
    1996 15,065 15 255 0 15,335 291,056 305,449
    1997 2,182 15 250 0 2,447 561,351 280,572
    1998 10 0 0 0 10 262,164 262,186
    1999 10 0 50 0 60 231,694 231,739
    2000 40 15 250 0 305 354,948 354,651
    2001 30 15 250 0 295 190,629 156,270
    2002 30 93,071 250 0 93,351 190,180 1,294,350
    "NA" means that no data are available because "Total-Production Related Waste" was not reported until 1991.
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