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

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  • 2002 TRI Pollution Releases Ranked by Potential Human Health Risks
  • Top Ranked Cancer Risk:TETRACHLOROETHYLENE
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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 127,399 167
    Suspected Carcinogens 7,933 10
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 161,857 12
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 5,849 2
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 250,990 170
    Suspected Endocrine Toxicants 11,580
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 436,210 28
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 213,087 427
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 601,481 177
    Suspected Musculoskeletal Toxicants 367,280
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 281,925 182
    Recognized Reproductive Toxicants 2,196 2
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 241,061 180
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 648,752 451
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 582,707 175

    *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 5,238,060 2,250 688,306 5 5,928,621 1,487,468 NA
    1989 3,427,318 6,450 17,593 0 3,451,361 607,540 NA
    1990 3,396,813 4,252 10,740 0 3,411,805 161,213 NA
    1991 2,726,562 3,270 174,024 0 2,903,856 886,915 4,509,384
    1992 2,707,195 2,280 144,810 0 2,854,285 566,332 3,678,802
    1993 2,146,330 2,370 109,295 0 2,257,995 5,143,883 9,064,931
    1994 2,051,828 4,379 110,970 0 2,167,177 13,880,361 19,723,669
    1995 2,345,905 671 181,600 0 2,528,176 726,576 3,790,645
    1996 938,680 1,675 252,401 0 1,192,756 517,114 2,398,304
    1997 730,185 1,739 254,260 0 986,184 2,455,956 1,964,321
    1998 876,134 771 102,978 0 979,883 903,030 12,682,761
    1999 525,845 28,031 208,459 0 762,335 427,558 1,608,024
    2000 800,074 38,888 2,922 0 841,884 1,334,915 2,178,317
    2001 821,535 36,973 5,726 0 864,235 606,948 1,323,974
    2002 650,920 453 6,047 0 657,420 487,604 1,659,322
    "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 5.39 0 .04 0 5.43 .01 5.44
    2001 4.94 0 0 0 4.94 .8305 4.94
    2002 2.73 0 0 0 2.73 0 2.73
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