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Environmental Release Report: SPENCER County, IN
 
 
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  • 2002 Rankings: Major Chemical Releases or Waste Generation in SPENCER 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 SPENCER 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 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 2,800 455
    Suspected Carcinogens 3,602 3,125
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 402,156 22,689,479
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 15,000 182
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 386,775 1,858,273
    Suspected Endocrine Toxicants 1
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 1,422,281 1,180
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 62,028 1,859,838
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 1,815,507 1,862,506
    Suspected Musculoskeletal Toxicants 1,829,540
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 419,175 1,863,273
    Recognized Reproductive Toxicants 950 182
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 418,647 5,774
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 1,914,797 1,866,855
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 1,886,292 13,126

    *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 371,995 0 0 0 371,995 14,160 NA
    1989 417,701 0 0 0 417,701 13,216 NA
    1990 341,422 0 0 0 341,422 250 NA
    1991 161,466 0 0 0 161,466 9,860 112,160
    1992 141,644 0 0 0 141,644 1,582,088 152,094
    1993 137,250 0 0 0 137,250 8,900 145,100
    1994 114,750 0 0 0 114,750 4,300 117,300
    1995 70,500 0 0 0 70,500 1,500 71,500
    1996 31,500 0 0 0 31,500 510 32,000
    1997 52,750 0 0 0 52,750 317 52,151
    1998 2,269,821 13,217 1,766,945 0 4,049,983 131,712 4,405,500
    1999 3,735,452 4,474,169 1,777,960 0 9,987,581 298,369 16,140,649
    2000 2,537,344 12,227,617 1,792,579 0 16,557,540 697,841 63,503,319
    2001 2,012,027 14,188,971 2,574,666 0 18,775,664 558,132 45,377,682
    2002 1,942,135 22,704,157 1,860,731 0 26,507,023 304,178 61,167,580
    "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 1.98 0 0 0 1.98 0 1.98
    2001 2.10 0 0 0 2.10 0 2.10
    2002 2.00 0 0 0 2.00 0 2.00
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