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Environmental Release Report: PUTNAM County, IL
 
 
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  • 2002 Rankings: Major Chemical Releases or Waste Generation in PUTNAM 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 PUTNAM 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 PUTNAM 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
    List chemicals or facilities contributing to noncancer risk


    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 300 7
    Suspected Carcinogens 72
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 64,167 7
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 6,167 7
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 58,000
    Suspected Endocrine Toxicants 5,796
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 18,300 7
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 500 7
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 82,095 7
    Suspected Musculoskeletal Toxicants 76,000
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 75,615 177
    Recognized Reproductive Toxicants 6,095 7
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 58,850 170
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 82,646 170
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 94,595 2,100

    *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 279,847 250 10,700 2,100,750 2,391,547 0 NA
    1989 242,750 250 9,700 2,500,000 2,752,700 0 NA
    1990 183,000 750 12,000 1,900,750 2,096,500 0 NA
    1991 136,000 250 13,000 1,900,250 2,049,500 410,000 2,484,000
    1992 74,000 250 12,000 2,000,250 2,086,500 0 2,016,000
    1993 76,000 250 0 1,800,250 1,876,500 12,000 1,916,000
    1994 86,500 250 0 1,900,250 1,987,000 16,500 1,949,500
    1995 88,400 250 0 250 88,900 10,800 99,400
    1996 88,900 250 0 250 89,400 9,900 98,900
    1997 18,800 750 0 750 20,300 18,800 29,800
    1998 1,253,520 2,340 208,000 250 1,464,110 1,000 2,432,250
    1999 1,288,365 141,430 3,480 1,200 1,434,475 94,000 1,982,000
    2000 114,456 120,266 15 500 235,237 20,771 347,397
    2001 75,467 120,265 30,875 327 226,934 15 1,582,768
    2002 96,017 2,277 40,009 0 138,302 .410 1,506,479
    "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 .17 0 0 0 .17 0 .17
    2001 .11 0 0 0 .11 0 .11
    2002 .1596 0 0 0 .1596 0 .1596
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