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Environmental Release Report: COOK County, IL
 
 
  • Map Locating Toxic Chemical Releases
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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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    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 COOK County

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  • 2002 TRI Pollution Releases Ranked by Ozone Depleting Potential
  • Top Ranked Ozone Depleting Chemical:1,1-DICHLORO-1-FLUOROETHANE
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  • 2002 TRI Pollution Releases Ranked by Potential Human Health Risks
  • Top Ranked Cancer Risk:CADMIUM COMPOUNDS
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    Top Ranked Noncancer Risk:LEAD 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)
    Recognized Carcinogens 494,626 503
    Suspected Carcinogens 167,682
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 3,454,908 540
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 438,485 513
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 3,488,560 162
    Suspected Endocrine Toxicants 531,733 6
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 2,042,237 612
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 3,306,446 545
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 4,751,423 550
    Suspected Musculoskeletal Toxicants 896,364
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 5,011,839 1,787
    Recognized Reproductive Toxicants 34,929 497
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 3,749,182 1,285
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 5,846,272 1,388
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 4,259,856 514

    *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 40,516,073 148,433 105,321 40,000 40,809,827 73,804,471 NA
    1989 40,269,647 120,480 114,792 0 40,504,919 35,286,696 NA
    1990 34,628,252 107,719 9,584 105 34,745,660 33,075,722 NA
    1991 29,937,492 89,595 153,552 0 30,180,639 56,985,292 370,293,854
    1992 26,146,651 56,042 63,274 0 26,265,967 55,822,909 215,971,441
    1993 19,909,320 26,814 4,420 0 19,940,554 57,159,152 225,696,783
    1994 19,955,414 18,279 13,731 0 19,987,424 52,107,475 176,676,318
    1995 16,880,412 50,090 20,139 0 16,950,641 57,763,244 181,137,701
    1996 13,236,514 6,798 634,424 5 13,877,741 55,678,059 145,754,222
    1997 11,816,421 21,576 255,999 0 12,093,996 99,670,922 114,663,574
    1998 11,109,101 6,325 221,341 0 11,336,767 66,363,585 143,443,284
    1999 8,943,385 3,976 202,061 0 9,149,422 64,154,816 138,366,807
    2000 8,119,012 4,305 63,083 0 8,186,400 69,741,847 163,972,816
    2001 6,965,626 10,247 49,087 0 7,024,960 58,664,562 125,022,046
    2002 6,081,185 2,336 48,699 0 6,132,220 68,471,912 130,208,522
    "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 1.82 0 0 0 1.82 36.83 38.65
    2001 1.87 0 0 0 1.87 34.68 36.35
    2002 1.69 0 0 0 1.69 34.27 35.95
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