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

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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 KNOX 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:DICHLOROMETHANE
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    Top Ranked Noncancer Risk:MANGANESE 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 8,000 5
    Suspected Carcinogens 32 .700
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 121,283 .700
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 114,517
    Suspected Endocrine Toxicants 3,300
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 15,410 542
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 31,910
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 43,542 .700
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 233,558 5
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 119,549 .700
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 151,540 538
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 47,032 6

    *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 282,521 500 1,113 0 284,134 146,933 NA
    1989 437,087 500 1,305 0 438,892 405,967 NA
    1990 287,948 0 2,687 0 290,635 496,731 NA
    1991 389,150 5 0 0 389,155 1,244,847 2,477,997
    1992 450,235 0 560 0 450,795 1,039,389 2,236,960
    1993 503,977 0 0 0 503,977 1,333,384 2,546,289
    1994 513,680 1,310 0 0 514,990 1,376,759 2,752,571
    1995 830,925 1,251 0 0 832,176 1,092,579 2,664,508
    1996 782,279 1,032 0 0 783,311 719,684 2,010,199
    1997 387,248 1,555 0 0 388,803 713,786 1,013,487
    1998 430,582 1,407 0 0 431,989 193,005 786,683
    1999 340,387 1,038 0 0 341,425 178,468 725,160
    2000 259,236 1,333 0 0 260,569 471,882 753,463
    2001 246,801 1,153 0 0 247,954 85,205 335,362
    2002 233,981 543 5 0 234,529 248,928 493,368
    "NA" means that no data are available because "Total-Production Related Waste" was not reported until 1991.
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