POLLUTION LOCATOR| Toxic Chemical Releases | Reports

Environmental Release Report: BLACK HAWK County, IA
 
 
  • Map Locating Toxic Chemical Releases
  •   [ top ]
     
     
  • 2002 Rankings: Major Chemical Releases or Waste Generation in BLACK HAWK County*
    Cleanest/Best Counties in US Percentile Dirtiest/Worst Counties in US
    0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60% 70% 80% 90% 100%

    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:

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

    Rank counties in IOWA or facilities in BLACK HAWK 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.

  •   [ top ]
     
     
  • Environmental Justice Analysis for BLACK HAWK County

    View Summary Environmental Justice Report (en español).

  •   [ top ]
     
     
  • 2002 TRI Pollution Releases Ranked by Potential Human Health Risks
  • Top Ranked Cancer Risk:CHROMIUM
    List chemicals or facilities contributing to cancer risk
    Top Ranked Noncancer Risk:LEAD COMPOUNDS
    List chemicals or facilities contributing to noncancer risk


    See Scorecard's estimates of the health risks associated with outdoor air pollution for this area

      [ top ]
     
     
  • 2002 TRI Pollution Releases Sorted by Health Effect*
  • Air Releases
    (Pounds from TRI sources)
    Water Releases
    (Pounds from TRI sources)
    Recognized Carcinogens 38,527 816
    Suspected Carcinogens 17,051 197
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 513,650 1,200
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 105,083 598
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 353,311 602
    Suspected Endocrine Toxicants 52,473
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 377,935 4,463
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 440,232 1,397
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 566,260 3,302
    Suspected Musculoskeletal Toxicants 40,514
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 567,236 2,946
    Recognized Reproductive Toxicants 32 598
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 509,020 2,922
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 610,921 6,372
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 557,052 422

    *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.
      [ top ]
     
     
  • 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
      [ top ]
     
     
  • 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 1,084,576 1,400 79,600 0 1,165,576 353,740 NA
    1989 1,249,240 912 1,250 0 1,251,402 984,038 NA
    1990 819,539 10 265 0 819,814 669,754 NA
    1991 765,107 623 14,075 0 779,805 914,237 5,412,502
    1992 740,480 837 1,305 0 742,622 1,136,631 2,767,557
    1993 843,695 3,264 960 0 847,919 1,606,115 3,393,821
    1994 869,355 167 510 0 870,032 1,900,004 3,389,300
    1995 818,834 584 253 0 819,671 910,612 3,970,162
    1996 812,751 1,298 1,468 0 815,517 730,242 3,904,282
    1997 1,003,121 1,230 2,518 0 1,006,869 2,073,059 3,810,100
    1998 3,895,162 2,234 250 0 3,897,646 847,175 4,650,654
    1999 4,672,358 3,066 760 0 4,676,184 681,548 5,577,563
    2000 673,573 2,031 750 0 676,354 651,826 1,404,009
    2001 724,028 2,986 750 0 727,764 518,522 1,302,461
    2002 610,952 6,970 0 0 617,922 388,502 1,166,032
    "NA" means that no data are available because "Total-Production Related Waste" was not reported until 1991.
      [ top ]
     
     
    Fax companies responsible for the top-ranked pollution problems in BLACK HAWK County (free)
    Email EPA
    Join an online discussion about pollution in BLACK HAWK County


    Email a Scorecard Community Report to a friend
    Network with environmental groups
    Learn how to use Scorecard to find out about toxics in your community


    Contribute to Environmental Defense
    Volunteer with environmental groups in your community

      [ top ]
     
     
  • Links

    Scorecard's report for BLACK HAWK County on
  •   [ top ]