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

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  • 2002 TRI Pollution Releases Ranked by Potential Human Health Risks
  • Top Ranked Cancer Risk:LEAD
    List chemicals or facilities contributing to cancer risk
    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 2,392 268
    Suspected Carcinogens 11,685 5,600
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 60,146 237,465
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 24,519 18
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 35,978 257
    Suspected Endocrine Toxicants 2,418
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 212,511 268
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 54,809 12,472
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 2,261,811 29,472
    Suspected Musculoskeletal Toxicants 189,000
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 2,102,982 35,322
    Recognized Reproductive Toxicants 1,140 18
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 2,093,447 17,500
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 2,298,546 35,304
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 2,283,245 29,704

    *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 3,393,873 61,399 5,424 0 3,460,696 351,815 NA
    1989 4,536,327 58,840 2,507 0 4,597,674 894,210 NA
    1990 3,331,653 51,944 13,166 0 3,396,763 448,282 NA
    1991 2,579,222 87,520 1,303,500 0 3,970,242 1,879,389 11,428,152
    1992 2,636,687 106,733 1,099,179 0 3,842,599 1,518,270 10,003,761
    1993 2,876,686 99,826 1,112,256 0 4,088,768 2,439,589 11,917,597
    1994 3,462,054 62,801 1,092,114 0 4,616,969 2,218,036 17,636,928
    1995 3,930,944 11,962 1,032,776 0 4,975,682 2,329,481 13,049,698
    1996 4,551,130 13,383 1,020,464 0 5,584,977 1,559,189 12,533,619
    1997 3,221,726 16,041 986,218 0 4,223,985 4,087,176 10,571,021
    1998 3,543,557 26,582 1,218,795 0 4,788,934 1,563,617 8,842,633
    1999 3,131,410 27,257 1,013,250 0 4,171,917 1,676,742 9,461,443
    2000 2,805,777 150,053 775,667 0 3,731,497 1,353,771 7,485,258
    2001 3,168,596 336,379 206,799 0 3,711,773 1,607,165 8,790,868
    2002 2,299,440 260,322 5,029 0 2,564,791 2,080,561 8,583,419
    "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 9.40 0 0 0 9.40 0 9.40
    2001 9.75 0 0 0 9.75 0 9.75
    2002 .22 0 0 0 .22 0 .22
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