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

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  • 2002 TRI Pollution Releases Ranked by Potential Human Health Risks
  • Top Ranked Cancer Risk:LEAD COMPOUNDS
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    Top Ranked Noncancer Risk:ZINC 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 .100
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 59,037
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants .100
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 45,458
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 56,000
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 45,458
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 66,708
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 73,412
    Recognized Reproductive Toxicants .100
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 31,085
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 98,328
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 66,708

    *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 1,051,310 0 0 0 1,051,310 20,082 NA
    1989 2,217,811 0 45 0 2,217,856 101,608 NA
    1990 1,205,832 0 0 0 1,205,832 50,492 NA
    1991 880,946 30 6,250 0 887,226 47,777 956,267
    1992 687,258 30 4,768 0 692,056 162,794 886,403
    1993 585,131 20 6,289 0 591,440 72,224 681,239
    1994 474,954 10 8,738 0 483,702 255,125 753,518
    1995 373,125 10 8,318 0 381,453 201,962 592,006
    1996 343,067 0 8,877 0 351,944 128,466 480,393
    1997 214,555 0 15,327 0 229,882 268,734 348,159
    1998 135,456 0 0 0 135,456 57,677 198,819
    1999 123,868 0 0 0 123,868 106,754 241,954
    2000 162,453 0 0 0 162,453 131,928 311,584
    2001 136,679 0 0 0 136,679 65,499 194,530
    2002 98,328 0 0 0 98,328 39,741 160,592
    "NA" means that no data are available because "Total-Production Related Waste" was not reported until 1991.
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