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

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  • 2002 TRI Pollution Releases Ranked by Potential Human Health Risks
  • Top Ranked Cancer Risk:VINYL CHLORIDE
    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 31,632 894
    Suspected Carcinogens 44,827 14
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 65,059 911
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 572 880
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 64,486 31
    Suspected Endocrine Toxicants 77
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 604,746 1,193
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 589 897
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 702,034 1,733
    Suspected Musculoskeletal Toxicants 955,400
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 148,408 13,397
    Recognized Reproductive Toxicants 546 880
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 103,033 12,486
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 1,075,114 12,830
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 1,069,365 850

    *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 346,978 15,965 1,126 0 364,069 198,300 NA
    1989 348,616 4,590 0 0 353,206 37,495 NA
    1990 317,911 11,712 0 0 329,623 32,922 NA
    1991 235,565 5,356 0 0 240,921 41,086 3,406,061
    1992 305,394 2,025 0 0 307,419 6,153 3,452,244
    1993 322,714 1,833 0 0 324,547 6,631 3,053,795
    1994 392,428 13,818 0 0 406,246 3,607 3,697,743
    1995 406,862 1,000 0 0 407,862 1,505 2,329,368
    1996 299,948 1,250 0 0 301,198 760 2,264,187
    1997 186,109 40 0 0 186,149 360 3,241,759
    1998 2,935,257 34 26,000 0 2,961,291 190 8,807,392
    1999 2,936,497 43 67,196 0 3,003,736 18,363 10,228,987
    2000 2,286,911 55 73,999 0 2,360,965 77,727 7,535,375
    2001 1,067,872 43 89,132 0 1,157,047 89,294 16,509,202
    2002 1,075,652 13,710 41,434 0 1,130,796 50,930 7,959,255
    "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 .64 0 0 0 .64 0 .64
    2001 .62 0 0 0 .62 0 .62
    2002 .67 0 .257 0 .927 0 .927
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