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Environmental Release Report: LA SALLE County, IL
 
 
  • Map Locating Toxic Chemical Releases
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  • 2002 Rankings: Major Chemical Releases or Waste Generation in LA SALLE County*
    Cleanest/Best Counties in US Percentile Dirtiest/Worst Counties in US
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    Cancer risk score (air and water releases):
    Noncancer risk score (air and water releases):
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    Air releases of recognized developmental 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 LA SALLE County

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  • 2002 TRI Pollution Releases Ranked by Potential Human Health Risks
  • Top Ranked Cancer Risk:ARSENIC (ORGANIC OR INORGANIC 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 197,526 278
    Suspected Carcinogens 554,006 113
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 940,169 123,401
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 68,065 28
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 823,437 365
    Suspected Endocrine Toxicants 600,488 114
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 915,267 389
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 639,436 210
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 1,143,620 398
    Suspected Musculoskeletal Toxicants 154,928
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 1,065,773 1,496
    Recognized Reproductive Toxicants 54,696 28
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 967,920 1,455
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 1,181,162 1,553
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 1,164,435 1,079

    *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 2,041,766 6,019 2,193 0 2,049,978 2,696,085 NA
    1989 1,702,716 4,527 3,150 0 1,710,393 2,390,424 NA
    1990 1,401,159 2,016 21,252 0 1,424,427 2,341,384 NA
    1991 1,230,745 1,870 7,308 0 1,239,923 2,910,357 13,187,472
    1992 762,898 1,627 2,758 0 767,283 3,119,595 13,125,841
    1993 738,435 1,532 5,850 0 745,817 2,941,657 13,093,510
    1994 843,475 1,137 7,005 0 851,617 3,040,318 13,853,788
    1995 1,661,354 5,843 2,177 0 1,669,374 3,007,273 18,106,641
    1996 1,727,974 162,611 2,000 0 1,892,585 3,161,541 7,483,064
    1997 1,541,513 232,474 2,175 0 1,776,162 3,534,318 5,766,650
    1998 1,505,298 192,055 1,581 0 1,698,934 2,374,396 6,527,357
    1999 1,350,050 181,703 1,501 0 1,533,254 3,056,736 7,134,193
    2000 1,092,471 168,905 1,587 0 1,262,963 3,376,929 6,415,589
    2001 1,363,981 142,705 1,791 0 1,508,476 3,567,241 6,757,321
    2002 1,223,510 125,275 8,008 0 1,356,793 849,935 5,637,603
    "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 3.66 0 0 0 3.66 0 3.65
    2001 1.91 0 0 0 1.91 0 1.91
    2002 2.28 0 0 0 2.28 0 2.28
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