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Environmental Release Report: WASHINGTON County, IL
 
 
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  • 2002 Rankings: Major Chemical Releases or Waste Generation in WASHINGTON County*
    Cleanest/Best Counties in US Percentile Dirtiest/Worst Counties in US
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    Noncancer risk score (air and water releases):
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    Rank counties in ILLINOIS or facilities in WASHINGTON 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 WASHINGTON County

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  • 2002 TRI Pollution Releases Ranked by Potential Human Health Risks
  • Top Ranked Cancer Risk:no data available
    Top Ranked Noncancer Risk:1,2,4-TRIMETHYLBENZENE
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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 4,215
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 32,881
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 6,330
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 28,820
    Suspected Endocrine Toxicants 3,121
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 23,115
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 34,056
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 36,737
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 39,262
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 27,675
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 39,762
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 36,737

    *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 1,166,431 0 250 0 1,166,681 120,840 NA
    1989 1,100,996 0 0 0 1,100,996 518,060 NA
    1990 1,652,553 0 0 0 1,652,553 117,323 NA
    1991 772,752 0 0 0 772,752 1,107,767 2,080,680
    1992 800,045 0 0 0 800,045 1,160,715 2,085,694
    1993 441,091 0 0 0 441,091 631,205 1,509,862
    1994 242,748 0 0 0 242,748 652,487 1,294,276
    1995 191,303 0 0 0 191,303 734,574 1,639,458
    1996 49,094 0 0 0 49,094 1,284,542 1,730,199
    1997 43,450 0 0 0 43,450 1,398,468 1,095,760
    1998 41,873 0 0 0 41,873 777,444 1,163,251
    1999 54,095 0 0 0 54,095 902,749 1,407,681
    2000 64,146 0 0 0 64,146 1,000,101 1,615,352
    2001 40,282 0 0 0 40,282 668,777 1,054,172
    2002 39,762 0 0 0 39,762 446,977 1,016,159
    "NA" means that no data are available because "Total-Production Related Waste" was not reported until 1991.
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