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

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  • 2002 TRI Pollution Releases Ranked by Potential Human Health Risks
  • Top Ranked Cancer Risk:CHROMIUM
    List chemicals or facilities contributing to cancer risk
    Top Ranked Noncancer Risk:COPPER
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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 7,525 4
    Suspected Carcinogens 11,539 2
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 19,849 4
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 3 4
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 19,846
    Suspected Endocrine Toxicants 18,587
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 19,319 56
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 20,132 6
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 20,288 4
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 19,131 12
    Recognized Reproductive Toxicants 3 4
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 20,479 8
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 20,737 60
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 19,414 2

    *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 1,229,980 3,805 2,967,800 0 4,201,585 3,874,030 NA
    1989 1,119,087 1,551 4,820,000 0 5,940,638 2,199,067 NA
    1990 695,540 1,678 9,100,005 5 9,797,228 366,366 NA
    1991 627,930 2,630 11,590,000 0 12,220,560 1,952,241 14,803,636
    1992 658,034 3,605 12,580,000 0 13,241,639 1,286,840 34,017,150
    1993 533,927 3,105 13,970,000 0 14,507,032 1,715,329 34,904,982
    1994 287,144 1,510 14,600,000 0 14,888,654 1,671,747 35,351,537
    1995 322,346 1,558 15,600,000 0 15,923,904 1,588,143 33,965,853
    1996 292,647 2,700 14,325,000 0 14,620,347 900,144 15,977,586
    1997 176,702 17,600 14,809,000 0 15,003,302 1,601,214 16,640,122
    1998 185,875 18,410 12,653,000 0 12,857,285 732,428 14,548,304
    1999 193,435 12,450 9,787,000 0 9,992,885 745,103 11,150,533
    2000 303,443 9,354 5,808,400 0 6,121,197 801,889 7,190,543
    2001 204,723 9,140 3,392,400 0 3,606,263 618,227 4,485,155
    2002 20,737 64 0 0 20,801 457,306 614,013
    "NA" means that no data are available because "Total-Production Related Waste" was not reported until 1991.
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