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

    See how this county ranks on other chemical release and waste management attributes tracked by Scorecard

    Rank counties in IOWA or facilities in ADAMS 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 ADAMS County

    View Summary Environmental Justice Report (en español).

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  • 2002 TRI Pollution Releases Ranked by Potential Human Health Risks
  • Top Ranked Cancer Risk:NICKEL
    List chemicals or facilities contributing to cancer risk
    Top Ranked Noncancer Risk:NICKEL
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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 4
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 4
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 4
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 4
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 4
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 9
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 13
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 13
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 20,203
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 4

    *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
    1994 11,440 0 0 0 11,440 0 11,440
    1995 15,500 0 0 0 15,500 0 15,500
    1996 14,900 0 0 0 14,900 0 14,900
    1997 16,178 0 0 0 16,178 0 14,900
    2000 10,623 0 17,807 0 28,430 52,094 62,469
    2001 17 0 0 0 17 29,058 29,075
    2002 20,203 0 0 0 20,203 22,012 58,224
    "NA" means that no data are available because "Total-Production Related Waste" was not reported until 1991.
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