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Environmental Release Report: DES MOINES County, IA
 
 
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  • 2002 Rankings: Major Chemical Releases or Waste Generation in DES MOINES 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 IOWA or facilities in DES MOINES 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 DES MOINES County

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  • 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:MERCURY 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 3,337
    Suspected Carcinogens 8,569 .900
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 62,725 .900
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 3,706 .900
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 60,803
    Suspected Endocrine Toxicants 8,426
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 33,172
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 65,987
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 65,342
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 65,729 363
    Recognized Reproductive Toxicants 774
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 65,663 362
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 67,489 362
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 42,574 1,158

    *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 466,160 3,790 0 0 469,950 91,925 NA
    1989 657,836 2,640 250 0 660,726 118,339 NA
    1990 716,909 4,881 25 0 721,815 136,862 NA
    1991 382,385 15 0 0 382,400 4,372,749 6,948,205
    1992 350,337 15 0 0 350,352 3,946,006 5,640,817
    1993 341,340 15 0 0 341,355 3,026,654 4,625,496
    1994 297,859 5 0 0 297,864 5,850,582 11,759,951
    1995 229,549 5 0 0 229,554 876,320 9,648,759
    1996 228,300 171 68,466 0 296,937 4,930,481 7,068,745
    1997 177,031 198 531 0 177,760 8,200,546 6,164,234
    1998 210,642 201 0 0 210,843 4,575,154 26,600,748
    1999 181,478 14 4,893 0 186,385 2,780,653 4,299,453
    2000 105,082 13 727 0 105,822 9,138,214 4,781,820
    2001 84,835 448 0 0 85,283 3,665,816 4,344,524
    2002 71,376 1,521 11,886 0 84,783 775,094 909,108
    "NA" means that no data are available because "Total-Production Related Waste" was not reported until 1991.
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  • Dioxin Compounds Summary
  • Environmental Releases, Transfers, and Production-Related Waste (Grams of Dioxin Compounds from TRI sources)
    Year Air Releases Water Releases Land Releases Underground Injection Total Environmental Releases Total Off-Site Transfers Total Production-Related Waste
    2000 4.38 0 0 0 4.38 0 4.34
    2001 1.11 0 0 0 1.11 0 1.11
    2002 1.21 0 0 0 1.21 0 1.21
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