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

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  • 2002 TRI Pollution Releases Ranked by Potential Human Health Risks
  • Top Ranked Cancer Risk:LEAD COMPOUNDS
    List chemicals or facilities contributing to cancer risk
    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 1,223 125
    Suspected Carcinogens 16 .240
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 58,407 130
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 48,311 125
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 55,023 5
    Suspected Endocrine Toxicants 397 5
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 158,067 125
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 58,307 130
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 163,147 130
    Suspected Musculoskeletal Toxicants 144,880
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 96,696 126
    Recognized Reproductive Toxicants 1,182 125
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 102,208 5
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 249,105 10
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 195,988 6

    *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 586,581 5,460 150,951 0 742,992 97,801 NA
    1989 570,533 2,908 45,300 0 618,741 26,425 NA
    1990 482,685 3,692 40,400 0 526,777 5,605 NA
    1991 459,638 4,360 38,450 0 502,448 2,674,829 3,491,839
    1992 484,178 9,402 59,966 0 553,546 2,750,323 3,640,918
    1993 451,992 932 6,284 0 459,208 2,670,569 10,315,159
    1994 438,966 880 6,795 0 446,641 3,068,566 11,811,318
    1995 399,852 598 0 0 400,450 3,462,064 13,428,577
    1996 422,145 1,983 5,500 0 429,628 3,489,593 14,224,648
    1997 392,089 808 4,100 0 396,997 7,148,700 15,910,614
    1998 620,292 914 4,200 0 625,406 3,991,642 15,284,857
    1999 835,950 756 8,900 0 845,606 4,462,356 16,938,571
    2000 191,463 761 15,001 0 207,224 4,875,053 18,656,265
    2001 321,193 185 268,466 0 589,844 6,337,829 17,988,087
    2002 250,182 130 171,325 0 421,637 3,945,736 17,360,441
    "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 12.63 0 0 0 12.63 0 12.63
    2001 .2937 0 0 0 .2937 0 .2937
    2002 .2941 0 0 0 .2941 0 .2941
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