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

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  • 2002 TRI Pollution Releases Ranked by Potential Human Health Risks
  • Top Ranked Cancer Risk:LEAD
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    Top Ranked Noncancer Risk:MERCURY
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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 120,650
    Suspected Carcinogens 39,640
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 11,256
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 1,030
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 217,442
    Suspected Endocrine Toxicants 882
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 124,828 988
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 261,107 1,901
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 309,053 10,909
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 434,625 10,909
    Recognized Reproductive Toxicants 975
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 117,711 10,909
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 372,512 13,798
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 432,528 10,909

    *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 28,950 447,900 3,300 0 480,150 1,467,200 NA
    1989 111,140 625,000 1,200 0 737,340 1,100,000 NA
    1990 19,747 635,573 6,615 0 661,935 680,250 NA
    1991 24,556 267,625 8,714 0 300,895 660,000 133,479,040
    1992 34,308 73,164 160 0 107,632 610,000 57,606,840
    1993 131,847 43,366 0 0 175,213 490,205 2,917,426
    1994 90,592 3,581 0 0 94,173 420,170 4,554,136
    1995 262,545 11,884 0 0 274,429 43,096 299,726,520
    1996 275,062 8,361 0 0 283,423 319,104 1,566,368
    1997 159,808 6,188 0 0 165,996 832,686 1,845,043
    1998 113,107 3,851 0 0 116,958 590,770 2,423,633
    1999 183,422 8,914 0 0 192,336 1,235,420 8,657,139
    2000 167,767 7,219 0 0 174,986 1,807,881 6,022,504
    2001 153,891 13,641 0 0 167,532 1,361,153 6,160,015
    2002 529,329 13,798 0 0 543,127 1,279,773 5,501,614
    "NA" means that no data are available because "Total-Production Related Waste" was not reported until 1991.
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