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

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  • 2002 TRI Pollution Releases Ranked by Ozone Depleting Potential
  • Top Ranked Ozone Depleting Chemical:METHYL BROMIDE
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  • 2002 TRI Pollution Releases Ranked by Potential Human Health Risks
  • Top Ranked Cancer Risk:CADMIUM COMPOUNDS
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    Top Ranked Noncancer Risk:LEAD 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 229,721 692
    Suspected Carcinogens 80,535 3
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 629,578 668,950
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 202,568 1,005
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 672,297 439
    Suspected Endocrine Toxicants 219,641 451
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 527,339 3,460
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 669,948 1,063
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 1,454,505 35,442
    Suspected Musculoskeletal Toxicants 203,895
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 1,551,640 35,486
    Recognized Reproductive Toxicants 36,444 657
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 1,204,134 34,787
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 1,793,996 37,496
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 1,491,496 35,255

    *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 2,014,277 181,719 17,685 9,135,284 11,348,965 475,632 NA
    1989 1,444,882 178,659 3,014 12,731,345 14,357,900 407,798 NA
    1990 1,632,774 169,990 4,460 10,327,430 12,134,654 344,824 NA
    1991 1,974,094 92,620 764 5,769,399 7,836,877 59,871,128 70,828,183
    1992 2,085,214 74,038 558 3,646,477 5,806,287 65,746,474 77,991,367
    1993 2,254,686 78,058 5 4,373,706 6,706,455 58,667,911 69,221,443
    1994 2,135,197 82,569 0 7,934,465 10,152,231 45,424,739 59,507,809
    1995 2,562,038 204,765 0 2,633,218 5,400,021 518,825 18,031,585
    1996 3,348,945 737,958 5,720 1,748,202 5,840,825 455,861 8,056,026
    1997 2,642,557 631,446 7,300 1,353,924 4,635,227 1,198,248 36,760,117
    1998 2,571,924 472,583 7,300 1,106,475 4,158,282 2,826,724 49,915,934
    1999 2,406,868 592,488 1,527 594,069 3,594,952 2,484,899 39,946,489
    2000 2,032,831 744,165 2,412 1,321,831 4,101,239 2,651,244 51,282,098
    2001 1,952,359 588,446 13,697 1,460,600 4,015,102 2,139,002 41,568,161
    2002 1,962,143 705,181 260 3,186,933 5,854,516 1,812,454 42,108,546
    "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 3.21 0 0 0 3.21 0 3.94
    2001 4.34 0 0 0 4.34 0 8.68
    2002 4.08 0 0 0 4.08 0 8.15
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