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Environmental Release Report: DUBOIS County, IN
 
 
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  • 2002 Rankings: Major Chemical Releases or Waste Generation in DUBOIS 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 INDIANA or facilities in DUBOIS 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 DUBOIS County

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  • 2002 TRI Pollution Releases Ranked by Potential Human Health Risks
  • Top Ranked Cancer Risk:LEAD
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    Top Ranked Noncancer Risk:LEAD
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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 56,553
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 728,789
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 82,578
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 419,568
    Suspected Endocrine Toxicants 50,603
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 358,525
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 501,896
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 643,545
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 816,411
    Recognized Reproductive Toxicants 257
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 430,305
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 797,549
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 643,285

    *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 2,404,778 0 18,425 0 2,423,203 82,007 NA
    1989 3,034,541 0 11,575 0 3,046,116 96,636 NA
    1990 2,785,828 0 0 0 2,785,828 52,933 NA
    1991 3,037,080 0 0 0 3,037,080 261,089 3,574,836
    1992 2,822,455 0 0 0 2,822,455 160,804 3,136,606
    1993 3,177,081 0 0 0 3,177,081 181,205 3,534,067
    1994 3,043,160 0 0 0 3,043,160 134,591 3,321,139
    1995 2,239,624 0 0 0 2,239,624 308,775 2,577,696
    1996 1,627,611 0 1,500 0 1,629,111 282,995 1,936,007
    1997 1,055,136 0 0 0 1,055,136 339,618 1,339,366
    1998 821,918 0 0 0 821,918 243,390 1,123,287
    1999 826,380 0 500 0 826,880 250,225 1,160,032
    2000 831,335 0 0 0 831,335 233,532 1,099,199
    2001 797,781 0 568 0 798,349 170,630 1,099,456
    2002 816,921 0 265 0 817,186 169,163 1,005,169
    "NA" means that no data are available because "Total-Production Related Waste" was not reported until 1991.
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