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Environmental Release Report: POLK County, GA
 
 
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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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    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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    *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:FORMALDEHYDE
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    Top Ranked Noncancer Risk:1,2,4-TRIMETHYLBENZENE
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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 11,727 13
    Suspected Carcinogens 876
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 428,302 112
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 126,945
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 191,626
    Suspected Endocrine Toxicants 2,789
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 183,907 13
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 312,435
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 357,549 210
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 463,709 433
    Recognized Reproductive Toxicants .200
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 321,342 98
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 464,789 433
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 359,146 433

    *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 607,571 11,989 250 0 619,810 418,578 NA
    1989 702,194 25,751 0 0 727,945 427,136 NA
    1990 517,129 4,713 0 0 521,842 306,723 NA
    1991 504,187 12,294 0 0 516,481 1,537,711 2,134,101
    1992 444,940 2,170 0 0 447,110 1,617,501 2,661,207
    1993 438,501 2,090 0 0 440,591 1,095,972 2,119,325
    1994 394,331 4,610 0 0 398,941 237,886 1,081,661
    1995 469,977 3,930 0 0 473,907 228,035 4,005,516
    1996 460,186 3,789 0 0 463,975 215,297 1,038,497
    1997 550,730 342 0 0 551,072 492,420 967,438
    1998 536,049 282 0 0 536,331 253,986 887,645
    1999 561,438 356 2 0 561,796 385,499 1,670,208
    2000 545,077 2,145 2 0 547,224 581,707 2,486,773
    2001 346,186 835 397 0 347,418 560,525 2,738,971
    2002 464,789 433 10 0 465,233 1,047,726 2,902,057
    "NA" means that no data are available because "Total-Production Related Waste" was not reported until 1991.
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