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Environmental Release Report: LEE County, FL
 
 
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  • 2002 Rankings: Major Chemical Releases or Waste Generation in LEE County*
    Cleanest/Best Counties in US Percentile Dirtiest/Worst Counties in US
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    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:

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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 LEE County

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  • 2002 TRI Pollution Releases Ranked by Potential Human Health Risks
  • Top Ranked Cancer Risk:FORMALDEHYDE
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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 43,920
    Suspected Carcinogens 41,963
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 86,978
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 580
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 179,697
    Suspected Endocrine Toxicants 41,975
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 86,463
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 180,277
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 224,197
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 224,197
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 130,898
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 224,197
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 223,749

    *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 784,057 0 0 0 784,057 145,889 NA
    1989 1,866,464 0 250 0 1,866,714 1,721 NA
    1990 1,448,859 0 5 0 1,448,864 8,085 NA
    1991 561,903 0 0 0 561,903 2,822 698,638
    1992 725,250 0 0 0 725,250 9,524 734,800
    1993 360,072 0 0 0 360,072 1,704 764,590
    1994 428,186 0 0 0 428,186 1,855 674,121
    1995 534,409 0 0 0 534,409 9,572 813,313
    1996 506,465 0 31,259 0 537,724 6,031 544,212
    1997 327,767 0 5,966 0 333,733 13,050 333,344
    1998 622,528 0 0 0 622,528 4,487 632,391
    1999 725,062 0 0 0 725,062 6,613 733,772
    2000 480,300 0 0 0 480,300 112,812 554,528
    2001 500,428 0 549 0 500,977 56,692 557,696
    2002 224,197 0 556 0 224,753 53,540 278,391
    "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 2.27 0 0 0 2.27 0 2.27
    2001 1.53 0 0 0 1.53 0 1.53
    2002 .1 0 0 0 .1 0 .1
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