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Environmental Release Report: BUCHANAN County, IA
 
 
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  • 2002 Rankings: Major Chemical Releases or Waste Generation in BUCHANAN County*
    Cleanest/Best Counties in US Percentile Dirtiest/Worst Counties in US
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    Noncancer risk score (air and water releases):
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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 BUCHANAN County

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  • 2002 TRI Pollution Releases Ranked by Potential Human Health Risks
  • Top Ranked Cancer Risk:no data available
    Top Ranked Noncancer Risk:TOLUENE
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  • 2002 TRI Pollution Releases Sorted by Health Effect*
  • Air Releases
    (Pounds from TRI sources)
    Water Releases
    (Pounds from TRI sources)
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 74,126
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 30,863
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 29,720
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 60,583
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 60,583
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 74,126
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 74,126
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 60,583
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 74,376
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 74,376

    *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 2,000 0 0 0 2,000 355,375 NA
    1989 2,250 0 0 0 2,250 0 NA
    1990 2,250 0 0 0 2,250 20 NA
    1991 1,000 0 0 0 1,000 66,750 66,982
    1992 1,000 0 0 0 1,000 119,582 119,882
    1993 750 0 0 0 750 63,471 63,880
    1994 1,000 0 0 0 1,000 97,769 98,212
    1995 750 0 0 0 750 9,040 90,743
    1996 750 0 0 0 750 9,319 93,227
    1997 500 0 0 0 500 7,107 71,373
    1998 750 0 0 0 750 66,627 204,600
    1999 500 0 0 0 500 72,391 198,334
    2000 500 0 0 0 500 82,219 254,824
    2001 44,599 0 0 0 44,599 79,957 198,820
    2002 74,376 0 0 0 74,376 90,839 262,245
    "NA" means that no data are available because "Total-Production Related Waste" was not reported until 1991.
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