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Environmental Release Report: POLK County, FL
 
 
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  • 2002 Rankings: Major Chemical Releases or Waste Generation in POLK 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:
    Air releases of recognized reproductive 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 POLK County

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  • 2002 TRI Pollution Releases Ranked by Potential Human Health Risks
  • Top Ranked Cancer Risk:ARSENIC (ORGANIC OR INORGANIC 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 3,274 175
    Suspected Carcinogens 184,773 46
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 293,941 204
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 33,439 44
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 360,822 160
    Suspected Endocrine Toxicants 182,864 4
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 335,799 981
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 383,084 268
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 4,459,968 18,020
    Suspected Musculoskeletal Toxicants 917,173
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 4,362,018 18,020
    Recognized Reproductive Toxicants 952 41
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 4,206,176 18,088
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 5,272,165 19,093
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 5,251,811 18,108

    *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 6,436,289 254,196 14,058,138 0 20,748,623 4,257,753 NA
    1989 12,705,212 45,613 25,078,504 4,487,000 42,316,329 6,590,938 NA
    1990 5,426,495 45,133 24,434,258 4,189,141 34,095,027 208,538 NA
    1991 5,767,765 6,229 22,095,066 4,736,000 32,605,060 253,336 70,247,616
    1992 3,611,803 1,659 24,814,577 5,483,168 33,911,207 223,230 47,680,996
    1993 2,708,531 456 16,847,565 4,876,348 24,432,900 138,299 91,733,505
    1994 3,157,288 430 35,833,233 5,482,541 44,473,492 377,228 91,236,879
    1995 3,801,400 1,541 15,734,669 6,594,743 26,132,353 416,565 91,914,107
    1996 5,471,119 2,282 11,444,923 0 16,918,324 317,284 86,467,141
    1997 6,296,578 7,048,280 10,113,322 0 23,458,180 1,395,943 85,846,542
    1998 3,631,570 2,997 3,031,992 0 6,666,559 1,539,565 659,515,003
    1999 7,487,405 3,810 1,581,379 0 9,072,594 2,994,314 29,773,717
    2000 4,413,806 3,076 1,480,515 0 5,897,397 1,432,459 22,657,529
    2001 4,320,939 11,113 1,395,800 0 5,727,853 1,475,420 21,374,976
    2002 5,284,067 19,159 1,897,305 0 7,200,531 1,470,237 49,666,713
    "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 1.63 0 0 0 1.63 0 1.63
    2001 2.44 0 0 0 2.44 0 2.44
    2002 3.01 0 0 0 3.01 0 3.01
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