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

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  • 2002 TRI Pollution Releases Ranked by Ozone Depleting Potential
  • Top Ranked Ozone Depleting Chemical:1,1-DICHLORO-1-FLUOROETHANE
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  • 2002 TRI Pollution Releases Ranked by Potential Human Health Risks
  • Top Ranked Cancer Risk:2,4-D
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    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 12,406 .212
    Suspected Carcinogens 2,318
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 336,538 1
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 96,342 .302
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 933,006 .815
    Suspected Endocrine Toxicants 14,305 .212
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 262,511 252
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 281,865 1
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 322,297 1
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 1,145,784 1
    Recognized Reproductive Toxicants 2
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 1,017,953 1
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 1,145,403 253
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 374,545 1

    *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 3,945,010 0 540 0 3,945,550 636,231 NA
    1989 3,306,156 0 1,585 0 3,307,741 305,715 NA
    1990 2,411,407 0 3,733 0 2,415,140 237,467 NA
    1991 1,880,140 0 132,750 0 2,012,890 508,740 2,708,287
    1992 1,621,619 0 96,366 0 1,717,985 447,733 6,507,187
    1993 1,607,572 8,298 19,400 0 1,635,270 403,347 7,062,021
    1994 1,134,486 6,437 0 0 1,140,923 611,942 4,363,727
    1995 2,659,310 0 250 0 2,659,560 383,756 4,253,455
    1996 2,005,512 4,243 13,378 0 2,023,133 334,757 2,817,008
    1997 1,985,799 0 17,356 0 2,003,155 676,265 2,657,375
    1998 1,742,721 150 11,387 0 1,754,258 871,781 3,031,666
    1999 1,758,908 250 8,731 0 1,767,889 622,855 2,751,640
    2000 1,702,106 500 0 0 1,702,606 736,096 2,592,906
    2001 1,352,626 502 0 0 1,353,128 513,257 2,045,278
    2002 1,148,076 253 0 0 1,148,329 561,154 1,925,883
    "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 .1212 0 0 0 .1212 0 .1212
    2002 .1194 0 0 0 .1194 0 .1194
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