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

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  • 2002 TRI Pollution Releases Ranked by Potential Human Health Risks
  • Top Ranked Cancer Risk:LEAD 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 4
    Suspected Carcinogens 13,567
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 14,852
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 30
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 51,538
    Suspected Endocrine Toxicants 13,527
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 16,003 36
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 14,597
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 15,728
    Suspected Musculoskeletal Toxicants 876
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 52,078
    Recognized Reproductive Toxicants 4
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 51,564
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 54,548 36
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 14,980

    *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 102,687 250 0 0 102,937 38,250 NA
    1989 135,197 250 0 0 135,447 40,199 NA
    1990 120,513 41 0 0 120,554 13,420 NA
    1991 113,604 14 0 0 113,618 5,872 122,723
    1992 45,164 0 0 0 45,164 7,165 55,646
    1993 28,801 0 0 0 28,801 7,440 37,863
    1994 4,226 0 0 0 4,226 293,761 295,643
    1995 9,452 0 0 0 9,452 125,470 139,663
    1996 80,731 0 0 0 80,731 84,677 196,297
    1997 65,079 13 0 0 65,092 341,061 201,667
    1998 68,340 30 0 0 68,370 148,338 818,087
    1999 55,703 33 0 0 55,736 96,226 681,139
    2000 47,086 56 0 0 47,142 100,389 637,470
    2001 45,427 36 498 0 45,961 134,438 655,593
    2002 54,551 36 451 0 55,038 24,751 665,589
    "NA" means that no data are available because "Total-Production Related Waste" was not reported until 1991.
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