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Environmental Release Report: ALACHUA County, FL
 
 
  • Map Locating Toxic Chemical Releases
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  • 2002 Rankings: Major Chemical Releases or Waste Generation in ALACHUA 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 FLORIDA or facilities in ALACHUA 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 ALACHUA County

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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:MERCURY
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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 3,001 256
    Suspected Carcinogens 148,331
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 238,309 501
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 18,714 1
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 224,237 255
    Suspected Endocrine Toxicants 149,898 1
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 1,816,879 251
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 169,970 28
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 1,886,008 1
    Suspected Musculoskeletal Toxicants 1,771,823
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 256,955 1
    Recognized Reproductive Toxicants 1,467 1
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 255,750 255
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 1,975,554 256
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 1,971,844 265

    *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 705,514 97 19,090 0 724,701 136,636 NA
    1989 520,128 58 0 0 520,186 415,894 NA
    1990 557,684 49 0 0 557,733 453,173 NA
    1991 519,926 63 0 0 519,989 1,000,692 2,189,588
    1992 656,395 62 0 0 656,457 789,906 2,770,643
    1993 681,681 39 0 0 681,720 990,770 3,177,231
    1994 784,039 39 0 0 784,078 1,153,200 3,591,062
    1995 1,011,637 286 0 0 1,011,923 2,370,812 4,898,827
    1996 902,180 283 0 0 902,463 2,102,294 4,083,917
    1997 667,673 280 0 0 667,953 4,187,295 4,044,511
    1998 2,528,331 881 15,140 0 2,544,352 1,470,939 5,498,177
    1999 1,552,109 784 134 0 1,553,027 2,393,534 5,684,642
    2000 1,991,578 491 1,500 0 1,993,569 1,262,761 6,081,167
    2001 2,055,483 527 124 0 2,056,134 580,380 4,008,800
    2002 1,979,079 542 283 0 1,979,904 554,186 4,820,540
    "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 .93 0 0 0 .93 0 .93
    2001 .92 0 0 0 .92 0 .92
    2002 .83 0 0 0 .83 0 .83
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