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

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  • 2002 TRI Pollution Releases Ranked by Ozone Depleting Potential
  • Top Ranked Ozone Depleting Chemical:CHLORODIFLUOROMETHANE
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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 COMPOUNDS
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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 426,299 2,063
    Suspected Carcinogens 1,085 2,668
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 766,925 50,680
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 155,258 781
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 651,241 32,244
    Suspected Endocrine Toxicants 494,272 2,910
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 698,237 4,284
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 774,122 34,252
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 1,456,817 36,803
    Suspected Musculoskeletal Toxicants 842,445
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 1,445,550 38,773
    Recognized Reproductive Toxicants 25,657 281
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 1,059,346 14,002
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 2,036,368 40,189
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 1,451,933 28,219

    *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 8,227,709 25,346 807 0 8,253,862 1,755,500 NA
    1989 7,791,982 17,474 0 0 7,809,456 1,204,403 NA
    1990 8,125,943 34,982 0 0 8,160,925 495,510 NA
    1991 4,992,961 7,648 0 0 5,000,609 521,786 13,439,040
    1992 2,124,475 15,669 0 0 2,140,144 329,670 11,019,582
    1993 2,409,911 9,179 0 0 2,419,090 457,731 12,521,845
    1994 2,157,139 20,571 0 0 2,177,710 1,008,218 14,043,417
    1995 2,240,203 128,625 1,521 0 2,370,349 663,913 29,486,072
    1996 2,800,774 134,980 3 0 2,935,757 1,002,166 25,176,424
    1997 2,570,307 184,994 150 0 2,755,451 1,444,022 33,048,731
    1998 3,067,366 163,656 380,135 0 3,611,157 702,380 37,353,841
    1999 3,356,405 90,730 402,490 0 3,849,625 718,412 39,029,661
    2000 2,493,104 61,502 448,735 0 3,003,341 683,627 38,126,233
    2001 2,498,033 106,893 521,129 0 3,126,055 372,222 57,731,498
    2002 2,231,148 70,165 566,993 0 2,868,306 585,395 38,547,358
    "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 .7 0 0 0 .7 0 .7
    2001 .68 0 0 0 .68 0 .68
    2002 .65 0 0 0 .65 0 .65
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