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Environmental Release Report: PLYMOUTH County, IA
 
 
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  • 2002 Rankings: Major Chemical Releases or Waste Generation in PLYMOUTH County*
    Cleanest/Best Counties in US Percentile Dirtiest/Worst Counties in US
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    Cancer risk score (air and water releases):
    Noncancer risk score (air and water releases):
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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 PLYMOUTH 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:NICKEL COMPOUNDS
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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 250
    Suspected Carcinogens 250
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 250 750
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 250
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 500
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 250
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 250 5
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 500 5
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 750 5
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 1,000 5
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 750 5

    *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 765 0 0 0 765 268,447 NA
    1989 750 0 0 0 750 33,361 NA
    1990 500 0 0 0 500 58,242 NA
    1991 500 0 0 0 500 69,179 68,634
    1992 150 0 0 0 150 90,050 90,200
    1993 500 0 0 0 500 90,397 90,897
    1994 1,462 0 0 0 1,462 87,255 88,717
    1995 1,765 0 0 0 1,765 149,674 151,439
    1996 1,620 0 0 0 1,620 131,375 132,995
    1997 0 0 0 0 0 152,000 152,000
    1998 45 0 0 0 45 25,810 171,063
    1999 87,525 2,000 0 0 89,525 108,500 158,712
    2000 90 50 0 0 140 25,500 25,655
    2001 510 1,317 0 0 1,827 100,170 133,772
    2002 1,000 755 0 0 1,755 127,075 175,626
    "NA" means that no data are available because "Total-Production Related Waste" was not reported until 1991.
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