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Environmental Release Report: POWESHIEK County, IA
 
 
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  • 2002 Rankings: Major Chemical Releases or Waste Generation in POWESHIEK County*
    Cleanest/Best Counties in US Percentile Dirtiest/Worst Counties in US
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    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 POWESHIEK County

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  • 2002 TRI Pollution Releases Ranked by Potential Human Health Risks
  • Top Ranked Cancer Risk:no data available
    Top Ranked Noncancer Risk:STYRENE
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  • 2002 TRI Pollution Releases Sorted by Health Effect*
  • Air Releases
    (Pounds from TRI sources)
    Water Releases
    (Pounds from TRI sources)
    Suspected Carcinogens 17,768
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 17,768
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 17,768
    Suspected Endocrine Toxicants 17,768
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 17,768
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 17,768
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 17,768
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 17,768
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 17,768
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 18,023
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 17,768

    *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 28,190 0 7,000 0 35,190 2,900 NA
    1989 32,782 0 7,000 0 39,782 10,750 NA
    1990 11,585 0 14,000 0 25,585 250 NA
    1991 32,245 0 750 0 32,995 94,794 94,798
    1992 27,045 0 0 0 27,045 153,326 153,250
    1993 24,843 0 0 0 24,843 66,435 67,707
    1994 23,782 5 0 0 23,787 60,686 84,359
    1995 42,535 0 0 0 42,535 2,496 43,110
    1996 52,200 0 105 0 52,305 686 52,981
    1997 51,558 0 171 0 51,729 262 51,558
    1998 74,060 0 0 0 74,060 0 74,060
    1999 69,065 0 0 0 69,065 0 69,065
    2000 60,036 0 0 0 60,036 0 60,036
    2001 22,235 0 0 0 22,235 0 22,235
    2002 18,023 0 0 0 18,023 1,125 18,943
    "NA" means that no data are available because "Total-Production Related Waste" was not reported until 1991.
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