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Environmental Release Report: HIGHLANDS County, FL
 
 
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  • 2002 Rankings: Major Chemical Releases or Waste Generation in HIGHLANDS 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 HIGHLANDS County

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  • 2002 TRI Pollution Releases Ranked by Potential Human Health Risks
  • Top Ranked Cancer Risk:ATRAZINE
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    Top Ranked Noncancer Risk:MANGANESE 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 20,761
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 15,840
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 105,006
    Suspected Endocrine Toxicants 20,761
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 16,878
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 106,702
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 109,927
    Suspected Musculoskeletal Toxicants 84,000
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 180,682
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 91,516
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 265,340
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 190,044

    *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 539,756 0 199,767 0 739,523 44,110 NA
    1989 392,766 0 7,083 0 399,849 4,201 NA
    1990 377,021 0 7,510 0 384,531 0 NA
    1991 176,014 0 0 0 176,014 948 203,126
    1992 125,557 0 0 0 125,557 7 130,223
    1993 121,535 0 0 0 121,535 846 125,904
    1994 135,527 0 0 0 135,527 2,293 137,320
    1995 225,569 0 0 0 225,569 7,797 233,366
    1996 198,516 0 0 0 198,516 1,284 199,800
    1997 128,918 0 0 0 128,918 5,690 131,561
    1998 114,814 0 0 0 114,814 837 115,647
    1999 22,485 0 0 0 22,485 38,793 34,379
    2000 142,194 0 0 0 142,194 105,706 220,501
    2001 169,852 0 0 0 169,852 455,704 634,718
    2002 270,261 0 22,825 0 293,086 84,102 747,272
    "NA" means that no data are available because "Total-Production Related Waste" was not reported until 1991.
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