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

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  • 2002 TRI Pollution Releases Ranked by Potential Human Health Risks
  • Top Ranked Cancer Risk:ETHYLENE OXIDE
    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 343,594 487
    Suspected Carcinogens 116,432 2
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 203,836 489
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 11,065 385
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 637,268 104
    Suspected Endocrine Toxicants 118,845
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 787,077 1,657
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 534,185 1,865
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 788,924 383
    Suspected Musculoskeletal Toxicants 503,260
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 926,726 559
    Recognized Reproductive Toxicants 10,728 383
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 437,917 278
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 1,388,651 2,930
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 1,244,392 104

    *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 1,700,354 34,800 2,000 0 1,737,154 3,410,362 NA
    1989 1,947,458 500 1,500 0 1,949,458 3,732,556 NA
    1990 1,530,046 0 60,026 0 1,590,072 4,109,658 NA
    1991 1,540,311 649 28,174 0 1,569,134 5,369,969 65,697,236
    1992 887,114 530 5,242 0 892,886 6,406,200 82,781,887
    1993 648,467 15 27,833 0 676,315 7,824,901 73,478,360
    1994 600,676 15 38,148 0 638,839 10,044,517 167,171,291
    1995 2,105,874 10 35,782 0 2,141,666 10,705,593 1,925,667,764
    1996 1,195,461 10 23,006 0 1,218,477 7,904,043 114,737,614
    1997 1,220,797 0 57,868 0 1,278,665 12,536,731 126,706,790
    1998 1,756,732 0 296,759 0 2,053,491 7,859,977 136,995,535
    1999 1,451,576 39 12,046 0 1,463,661 9,243,034 131,789,047
    2000 753,683 1,212 25,863 0 780,758 10,190,292 272,542,177
    2001 1,104,976 2,106 6,199 0 1,113,281 14,847,287 187,856,156
    2002 1,393,586 3,315 6,873 0 1,403,774 15,399,024 122,717,524
    "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 3.05 0 0 0 3.05 0 3.05
    2001 2.92 0 0 0 2.92 0 2.92
    2002 3.30 0 0 0 3.30 0 3.30
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