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Environmental Release Report: HANCOCK County, IA
 
 
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  • 2002 Rankings: Major Chemical Releases or Waste Generation in HANCOCK 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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    *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 HANCOCK County

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  • 2002 TRI Pollution Releases Ranked by Potential Human Health Risks
  • Top Ranked Cancer Risk:CHROMIUM COMPOUNDS
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    Top Ranked Noncancer Risk:LEAD
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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 11,398
    Suspected Carcinogens 43,501
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 251,844
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 66,635
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 170,396
    Suspected Endocrine Toxicants 54,729
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 154,961
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 237,647
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 235,175
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 252,540
    Recognized Reproductive Toxicants 40
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 237,847
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 255,824
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 188,747

    *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 1,246,210 0 0 0 1,246,210 44,420 NA
    1989 990,375 0 0 0 990,375 27,173 NA
    1990 383,248 0 0 0 383,248 7,020 NA
    1991 546,347 0 0 0 546,347 147,400 646,885
    1992 750,030 0 0 0 750,030 223,681 964,136
    1993 971,446 0 0 0 971,446 240,141 1,215,699
    1994 552,246 0 0 0 552,246 167,393 891,663
    1995 313,180 0 0 0 313,180 151,458 668,251
    1996 240,562 0 0 0 240,562 186,326 444,978
    1997 165,726 0 0 0 165,726 269,572 369,988
    1998 168,494 0 0 0 168,494 140,094 338,650
    1999 186,422 0 0 0 186,422 159,254 407,354
    2000 160,893 0 1,736 0 162,629 35,443 345,910
    2001 191,576 0 2,110 0 193,686 165,481 387,978
    2002 258,050 0 2,500 0 260,550 203,821 493,779
    "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
    2002 .05 0 0 0 .05 0 .23
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