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Environmental Release Report: JEFFERSON County, IN
 
 
  • Map Locating Toxic Chemical Releases
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  • 2002 Rankings: Major Chemical Releases or Waste Generation in JEFFERSON 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 JEFFERSON County

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  • 2002 TRI Pollution Releases Ranked by Potential Human Health Risks
  • Top Ranked Cancer Risk:ARSENIC (ORGANIC OR INORGANIC COMPOUNDS)
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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 15,930 560
    Suspected Carcinogens 5,644 62
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 381,841 618
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 27,143
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 342,770 618
    Suspected Endocrine Toxicants 9,312
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 2,997,859 955
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 130,634 4,810
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 3,272,076 58
    Suspected Musculoskeletal Toxicants 4,340,000
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 379,618 248
    Recognized Reproductive Toxicants 983
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 373,424 750
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 4,489,580 5,959
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 4,496,515 3,084

    *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 583,886 22 0 0 583,908 39,101 NA
    1989 410,561 0 0 0 410,561 25,128 NA
    1990 252,028 15 10 15 252,068 26,989 NA
    1991 447,315 10 3,495 0 450,820 570,187 760,806
    1992 386,021 10 4,601 0 390,632 236,891 657,532
    1993 220,778 15 0 0 220,793 382,913 634,705
    1994 223,163 15 0 0 223,178 451,383 741,871
    1995 248,036 15 0 0 248,051 245,430 796,139
    1996 249,479 0 0 0 249,479 337,293 1,038,409
    1997 228,390 0 0 0 228,390 1,437,176 1,084,386
    1998 4,405,184 8,662 760,685 0 5,174,531 214,016 6,842,531
    1999 4,886,846 11,169 706,564 0 5,604,579 171,754 7,647,280
    2000 4,667,373 40,220 979,693 0 5,687,286 300,711 7,655,254
    2001 4,768,981 8,732 992,716 0 5,770,429 479,128 8,062,661
    2002 4,513,612 8,537 1,155,198 0 5,677,347 461,564 6,278,927
    "NA" means that no data are available because "Total-Production Related Waste" was not reported until 1991.
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  • Dioxin Compounds Summary
  • Environmental Releases, Transfers, and Production-Related Waste (Grams of Dioxin Compounds from TRI sources)
    Year Air Releases Water Releases Land Releases Underground Injection Total Environmental Releases Total Off-Site Transfers Total Production-Related Waste
    2000 .91 0 0 0 .91 0 .91
    2001 .97 0 0 0 .97 0 .97
    2002 .94 0 0 0 .94 0 .94
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