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Environmental Release Report: MERCER County, IL
 
 
  • Map Locating Toxic Chemical Releases
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  • 2002 Rankings: Major Chemical Releases or Waste Generation in MERCER 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 MERCER 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 MERCER 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:LEAD 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 95
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 95
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 95
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 95
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 311
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 95
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 95
    Recognized Reproductive Toxicants 95
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 216

    *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 500 0 0 0 500 0 NA
    1989 1,000 0 0 0 1,000 0 NA
    1990 500 0 0 0 500 0 NA
    1991 306 0 0 0 306 155,704 156,010
    1992 500 0 0 0 500 133,405 154,955
    1993 500 0 0 0 500 54,649 55,274
    1994 505 0 0 0 505 159,909 158,190
    1995 500 0 0 0 500 87,600 88,090
    1996 500 0 0 0 500 83,485 83,943
    1997 500 0 0 0 500 227,866 114,796
    1998 500 0 0 0 500 203,023 203,588
    1999 500 0 0 0 500 71,763 72,140
    2000 500 0 0 0 500 152,906 153,299
    2001 252 0 0 0 252 251,345 251,056
    2002 311 0 0 0 311 181,728 182,039
    "NA" means that no data are available because "Total-Production Related Waste" was not reported until 1991.
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