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Environmental Release Report: HANCOCK County, IN
 
 
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  • 2002 Rankings: Major Chemical Releases or Waste Generation in HANCOCK 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 HANCOCK 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:1,2,4-TRIMETHYLBENZENE
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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 36,882
    Suspected Carcinogens 38,425
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 270,305 15,000
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 2,076
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 140,148
    Suspected Endocrine Toxicants 1,198
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 29,973
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 106,540
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 185,176 250
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 319,493 250
    Recognized Reproductive Toxicants 1
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 116,539 250
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 319,503 250
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 178,196 250

    *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 410,407 0 43,000 0 453,407 149,466 NA
    1989 439,171 3,700 420 0 443,291 85,913 NA
    1990 423,945 0 0 0 423,945 35,543 NA
    1991 665,482 0 473,923 0 1,139,405 574,181 3,068,290
    1992 511,055 4 250 0 511,309 507,639 1,998,520
    1993 668,603 6 250 0 668,859 629,505 6,351,748
    1994 1,513,769 7 250 0 1,514,026 750,691 2,517,986
    1995 427,318 2 0 0 427,320 673,258 2,195,110
    1996 384,604 591 0 0 385,195 744,436 2,011,336
    1997 284,434 582 0 0 285,016 2,188,048 2,011,160
    1998 168,043 0 0 0 168,043 1,194,903 2,124,196
    1999 184,089 18,000 3,100 0 205,189 1,009,734 2,741,782
    2000 184,940 25,250 79,000 0 289,190 937,514 2,649,733
    2001 140,536 24,250 61,000 0 225,786 682,720 2,260,336
    2002 349,018 15,250 104,100 0 468,368 543,392 7,048,243
    "NA" means that no data are available because "Total-Production Related Waste" was not reported until 1991.
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