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

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  • 2002 TRI Pollution Releases Ranked by Potential Human Health Risks
  • Top Ranked Cancer Risk:LEAD COMPOUNDS
    List chemicals or facilities contributing to cancer risk
    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 57 24
    Suspected Carcinogens 85
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 160,317 1,224
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 193 1,224
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 160,124
    Suspected Endocrine Toxicants 16
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 130,607 1,224
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 233 1,224
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 290,733 1,224
    Suspected Musculoskeletal Toxicants 332,000
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 161,380 1,934
    Recognized Reproductive Toxicants 57 24
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 160,865 1,910
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 333,389 1,910
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 333,899 42,200

    *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 750 0 0 0 750 750 NA
    1989 1,000 0 0 0 1,000 1,000 NA
    1990 500 0 0 0 500 69,197 NA
    1991 500 0 0 0 500 55,240 89,500
    1992 500 0 0 0 500 51,086 80,500
    1993 500 0 0 0 500 15,929 100,500
    1994 500 0 0 0 500 15,529 100,500
    1995 500 0 0 0 500 13,814 93,500
    1996 500 0 0 0 500 15,669 103,500
    1997 500 0 0 0 500 13,474 90,500
    1998 1,304,376 1,227 319,000 0 1,624,603 13,378 2,112,700
    1999 238,515 13,720 205,000 0 457,235 11,359 555,812
    2000 209,701 15,860 240,028 0 465,589 22,185 639,243
    2001 233,259 32,015 443,420 0 708,694 278,347 1,135,926
    2002 334,347 42,934 610,739 0 988,019 251,833 1,370,525
    "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 .24 0 0 0 .24 0 .24
    2001 .16 0 0 0 .16 0 .16
    2002 .2033 0 0 0 .2033 0 .2033
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