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Environmental Release Report: WELLS County, IN
 
 
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  • 2002 Rankings: Major Chemical Releases or Waste Generation in WELLS 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 WELLS 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:LEAD 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 884
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 26,838
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 5,570
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 21,226
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 30,286
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 26,796
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 26,837
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 39,836
    Recognized Reproductive Toxicants 840
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 25,957
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 38,999
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 38,995

    *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 124,684 0 0 0 124,684 8,259 NA
    1989 124,072 0 0 0 124,072 8,095 NA
    1990 104,874 0 0 0 104,874 14,117 NA
    1991 189,691 0 0 0 189,691 42,699 177,435
    1992 168,648 0 0 0 168,648 34,148 202,347
    1993 208,793 5 0 0 208,798 52,615 266,499
    1994 201,483 5 0 0 201,488 32,921 206,750
    1995 149,273 5 0 0 149,278 106,708 271,818
    1996 127,565 0 0 0 127,565 67,645 210,668
    1997 108,226 0 0 0 108,226 1,112,264 664,325
    1998 35,151 0 12 0 35,163 554,498 636,405
    1999 61,079 0 12 0 61,091 417,517 505,301
    2000 70,985 0 12 0 70,997 549,309 619,399
    2001 28,787 0 5 0 28,792 325,338 353,646
    2002 39,839 0 12 0 39,851 357,438 384,857
    "NA" means that no data are available because "Total-Production Related Waste" was not reported until 1991.
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