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Environmental Release Report: HOWARD County, IN
 
 
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  • 2002 Rankings: Major Chemical Releases or Waste Generation in HOWARD 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 HOWARD 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 HOWARD 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:MERCURY
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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 32,482 500
    Suspected Carcinogens 10,275 5
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 330,273 750
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 7,511
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 190,224 750
    Suspected Endocrine Toxicants 156,095
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 93,768 505
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 200,315 755
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 96,541 510
    Suspected Musculoskeletal Toxicants 51,601
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 268,806 505
    Recognized Reproductive Toxicants 5,950
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 138,149 760
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 334,888 760
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 98,007 505

    *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 1,270,069 0 43,500 0 1,313,569 1,107,984 NA
    1989 1,250,366 3 2,846 0 1,253,215 1,689,696 NA
    1990 1,058,735 0 0 0 1,058,735 962,145 NA
    1991 848,756 0 0 0 848,756 2,427,380 9,939,804
    1992 584,637 2 0 0 584,639 3,585,406 8,603,215
    1993 428,203 1 0 0 428,204 4,294,418 10,329,756
    1994 221,839 0 0 0 221,839 5,057,190 6,055,332
    1995 233,825 0 0 0 233,825 4,949,341 5,916,693
    1996 172,946 0 0 0 172,946 4,985,310 6,222,391
    1997 194,173 1,005 0 0 195,178 2,474,158 2,510,614
    1998 188,901 547 0 0 189,448 1,244,782 2,064,282
    1999 466,899 1,000 0 0 467,899 780,926 1,540,500
    2000 535,941 760 0 0 536,701 779,703 1,787,399
    2001 380,280 25 0 0 380,305 1,401,856 2,260,331
    2002 404,148 760 1,255 0 406,163 2,380,440 3,530,668
    "NA" means that no data are available because "Total-Production Related Waste" was not reported until 1991.
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