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Environmental Release Report: MORGAN County, CO
 
 
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  • 2002 Rankings: Major Chemical Releases or Waste Generation in MORGAN 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 COLORADO or facilities in MORGAN 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 MORGAN 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 44
    Suspected Carcinogens 21
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 65 4,501,254
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 63
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 0
    Suspected Endocrine Toxicants 18
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 24,123
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 163
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 64,090 659
    Suspected Musculoskeletal Toxicants 24,000
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 40,271 659
    Recognized Reproductive Toxicants 44
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 40,210 659
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 64,389 659
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 66,319 659

    *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 8,648 0 0 0 8,648 21,146 NA
    1989 39,730 0 4,457 0 44,187 3,840 NA
    1990 41,842 5 4,202 0 46,049 22,374 NA
    1991 38,621 8,780 15,041 0 62,442 55,554 1,153,254
    1992 71,341 8,038 33,706 0 113,085 106,553 1,677,974
    1993 53,896 7,799 24,572 0 86,267 114,210 1,847,635
    1994 58,429 1,307 44,103 0 103,839 98,629 1,855,604
    1995 97,542 0 13,009 0 110,551 19,960 2,019,291
    1996 90,039 276,578 1,370 0 367,987 532 540,840
    1997 70,988 262,895 1,501 0 335,384 3,250 477,124
    1998 36,663 304,843 275,000 0 616,506 477,233 1,671,114
    1999 93,721 2,309,703 215,900 0 2,619,324 342,803 6,440,218
    2000 88,834 2,548,209 421,500 0 3,058,543 410,897 8,013,502
    2001 66,903 3,161,085 268,046 0 3,496,033 851,970 8,959,519
    2002 66,726 4,501,913 770,524 0 5,339,163 106,219 8,730,849
    "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 .29 0 0 0 .29 0 .29
    2001 .31 0 0 0 .31 0 .31
    2002 .26 0 0 0 .26 0 .26
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