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Environmental Release Report: DUPAGE County, IL
 
 
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  • 2002 Rankings: Major Chemical Releases or Waste Generation in DUPAGE 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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    Rank counties in ILLINOIS or facilities in DUPAGE County by chemical releases or waste generation

    *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 DUPAGE County

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  • 2002 TRI Pollution Releases Ranked by Potential Human Health Risks
  • Top Ranked Cancer Risk:ETHYLENE OXIDE
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    Top Ranked Noncancer Risk:LEAD
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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 100,383
    Suspected Carcinogens 40,815
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 288,973
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 64,225
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 194,645
    Suspected Endocrine Toxicants 125,176
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 161,858
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 292,778
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 318,168
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 314,268
    Recognized Reproductive Toxicants 8,157
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 281,239
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 338,003
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 228,820

    *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 2,482,095 350 1,500 0 2,483,945 3,499,512 NA
    1989 2,489,556 750 1,100 0 2,491,406 2,435,363 NA
    1990 2,317,804 750 2,629 5 2,321,188 839,275 NA
    1991 1,592,207 251 1,003 0 1,593,461 1,897,172 10,244,176
    1992 1,302,987 1 1,503 0 1,304,491 3,681,061 8,545,912
    1993 1,090,501 6 46,250 0 1,136,757 3,558,574 9,417,664
    1994 1,306,887 1 2,505 0 1,309,393 3,571,066 8,071,886
    1995 913,495 250 505 0 914,250 3,479,281 5,658,634
    1996 884,550 250 500 0 885,300 2,940,106 8,009,562
    1997 1,389,681 250 3,565 0 1,393,496 6,241,013 8,797,090
    1998 1,074,014 15 700 0 1,074,729 3,014,167 9,868,864
    1999 977,488 0 5,209 0 982,697 3,243,177 10,458,493
    2000 784,302 29 1,929,398 0 2,713,729 2,955,466 14,101,215
    2001 766,525 0 1,860,132 0 2,626,657 3,665,663 13,416,306
    2002 338,664 0 114 0 338,778 3,771,862 10,614,321
    "NA" means that no data are available because "Total-Production Related Waste" was not reported until 1991.
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