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Environmental Release Report: LAKE County, IL
 
 
  • Map Locating Toxic Chemical Releases
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  • 2002 Rankings: Major Chemical Releases or Waste Generation in LAKE 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 LAKE 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 LAKE County

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  • 2002 TRI Pollution Releases Ranked by Ozone Depleting Potential
  • Top Ranked Ozone Depleting Chemical:METHYL BROMIDE
    List chemicals or facilities contributing to ozone depletion
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  • 2002 TRI Pollution Releases Ranked by Potential Human Health Risks
  • Top Ranked Cancer Risk:LEAD
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    Top Ranked Noncancer Risk:MERCURY COMPOUNDS
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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 61,025 2,022
    Suspected Carcinogens 868 7
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 287,589 2,049
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 48,443 2,024
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 241,051 790
    Suspected Endocrine Toxicants 57,144 15
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 347,366 2,229
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 239,883 2,992
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 606,669 2,826
    Suspected Musculoskeletal Toxicants 361,991
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 352,514 2,969
    Recognized Reproductive Toxicants 5,679 2,012
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 287,105 180
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 616,882 1,332
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 549,949 8,331

    *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 2,124,650 1,971 36,020 0 2,162,641 4,344,144 NA
    1989 1,525,669 4,739 18,160 0 1,548,568 4,834,382 NA
    1990 1,399,634 1,468 8,429 20 1,409,551 3,745,513 NA
    1991 1,689,423 991 5,630 0 1,696,044 14,536,126 29,005,648
    1992 1,583,694 796 2,704 0 1,587,194 18,228,226 28,107,868
    1993 1,662,181 898 3,373 0 1,666,452 14,849,707 28,520,401
    1994 1,007,068 2,459 5,187 0 1,014,714 9,343,837 21,048,856
    1995 1,107,929 1,519 2,372 0 1,111,820 8,488,771 17,569,957
    1996 878,180 25,795 0 0 903,975 8,489,590 20,877,857
    1997 884,637 2,699 0 0 887,336 20,265,248 22,956,917
    1998 1,397,110 14,218 4,620 0 1,415,948 11,200,127 20,239,202
    1999 1,073,358 6,360 0 0 1,079,718 14,085,713 22,593,496
    2000 953,020 7,014 0 0 960,034 16,322,614 30,960,416
    2001 717,699 6,155 1,005 0 724,859 13,810,915 27,040,186
    2002 632,800 10,853 1,005 0 644,658 10,985,975 18,534,594
    "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 1.12 0 0 0 1.12 0 1.12
    2001 1.17 0 0 0 1.17 0 1.17
    2002 .88 0 0 0 .88 0 .88
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