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

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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 COOK 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:DIAZINON
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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 22,099 135
    Suspected Carcinogens 215
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 2,807
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 27,913 5
    Suspected Endocrine Toxicants 2
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 20,367 135
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 25,274 5
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 47,939 140
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 48,660 140
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 20,718 135
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 51,610 140
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 51,795 140

    *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 289,837 0 0 0 289,837 57,953 NA
    1989 205,549 0 0 0 205,549 37,608 NA
    1990 149,906 0 0 0 149,906 23,614 NA
    1991 100,851 5 0 0 100,856 25,408 124,672
    1992 96,208 5 0 0 96,213 27,754 99,804
    1993 306,156 0 0 0 306,156 9,980 3,427,344
    1994 202,125 0 0 0 202,125 15,720 3,769,664
    1995 173,367 0 0 0 173,367 2,111,333 2,557,572
    1996 149,552 0 0 0 149,552 640,969 1,363,166
    1997 146,247 0 0 0 146,247 149,720 364,291
    1998 7,828 0 0 0 7,828 53,000 301,268
    1999 8,059 341 0 0 8,400 190,347 323,487
    2000 51,964 10 0 0 51,974 101,983 326,508
    2001 44,481 160 0 0 44,641 121,472 251,776
    2002 52,730 140 750 0 53,620 124,948 270,098
    "NA" means that no data are available because "Total-Production Related Waste" was not reported until 1991.
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