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Environmental Release Report: ELKHART County, IN
 
 
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  • 2002 Rankings: Major Chemical Releases or Waste Generation in ELKHART 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 ELKHART 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:CHROMIUM
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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 44,924 2
    Suspected Carcinogens 2,271,161
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 3,405,747 36,745
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 468,875 2
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 2,986,565
    Suspected Endocrine Toxicants 2,330,202
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 3,208,703 2
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 3,215,848 5
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 3,445,384 2
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 3,572,696 2
    Recognized Reproductive Toxicants 840 2
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 3,464,182
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 3,580,062 3
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 3,404,501

    *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 6,081,890 28 250 955 6,083,123 1,893,798 NA
    1989 7,957,888 1,754 32,329 21,731 8,013,702 2,109,335 NA
    1990 7,134,549 137 5 19,055 7,153,746 1,999,635 NA
    1991 9,539,250 33,086 184,336 4,155 9,760,827 7,077,462 19,570,957
    1992 8,586,087 32,861 100,775 1,921 8,721,644 7,476,332 21,663,048
    1993 7,866,039 16,610 17,351 96 7,900,096 8,336,531 28,033,956
    1994 7,184,488 20,810 20,795 106 7,226,199 9,878,254 27,208,624
    1995 6,639,174 19 0 208 6,639,401 9,393,763 24,931,352
    1996 5,618,758 6 14,942 59 5,633,765 5,884,060 13,810,888
    1997 6,336,434 9 13,896 0 6,350,339 12,904,332 16,461,675
    1998 6,412,838 8 255 0 6,413,101 7,953,114 16,955,258
    1999 6,345,658 35,669 263 0 6,381,590 8,020,320 14,809,768
    2000 6,079,742 35,040 14 0 6,114,796 7,834,085 14,364,666
    2001 4,315,409 27,323 9 0 4,342,741 7,989,509 12,622,769
    2002 3,582,293 36,748 143 0 3,619,184 6,345,551 10,256,805
    "NA" means that no data are available because "Total-Production Related Waste" was not reported until 1991.
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