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Environmental Release Report: DE KALB County, IN
 
 
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  • 2002 Rankings: Major Chemical Releases or Waste Generation in DE KALB 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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    *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 DE KALB County

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  • 2002 TRI Pollution Releases Ranked by Ozone Depleting Potential
  • Top Ranked Ozone Depleting Chemical:CHLORODIFLUOROMETHANE
    List chemicals or facilities contributing to ozone depletion
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  • 2002 TRI Pollution Releases Ranked by Potential Human Health Risks
  • Top Ranked Cancer Risk:CADMIUM COMPOUNDS
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    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 35,251 26
    Suspected Carcinogens 52,986 5
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 831,049 36
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 327,527 26
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 692,461 5
    Suspected Endocrine Toxicants 45,023 21
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 937,677 286
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 1,004,911 21
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 1,009,690 36
    Suspected Musculoskeletal Toxicants 408
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 1,172,751 31
    Recognized Reproductive Toxicants 9,985 21
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 894,157 5
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 1,587,853 266
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 903,129 26

    *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 1,552,672 2,380 500 0 1,555,552 1,079,057 NA
    1989 1,417,978 3,360 250 0 1,421,588 594,761 NA
    1990 1,271,471 14,920 250 5 1,286,646 599,292 NA
    1991 1,004,229 1,623 1,500 0 1,007,352 1,728,702 2,997,048
    1992 953,496 466 35,561 0 989,523 1,190,136 2,699,635
    1993 1,343,581 365 30,628 0 1,374,574 1,456,429 4,791,729
    1994 1,133,586 408 32,719 0 1,166,713 1,586,177 4,904,129
    1995 627,383 370 1,683 0 629,436 1,340,820 4,436,071
    1996 1,119,306 561 25,003 0 1,144,870 6,184,599 9,560,611
    1997 1,151,072 108 0 0 1,151,180 31,608,920 20,024,635
    1998 1,060,953 280 0 0 1,061,233 11,679,472 15,255,502
    1999 1,456,910 30,584 0 0 1,487,494 33,412,777 27,531,968
    2000 1,519,836 52,206 0 0 1,572,042 24,550,867 27,010,553
    2001 1,097,801 1,902 5 0 1,099,708 28,519,641 31,023,114
    2002 1,597,435 286 0 0 1,597,721 24,236,156 26,943,301
    "NA" means that no data are available because "Total-Production Related Waste" was not reported until 1991.
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