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Environmental Release Report: UNION County, IA
 
 
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  • 2002 Rankings: Major Chemical Releases or Waste Generation in UNION 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 UNION 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:TETRACHLOROETHYLENE
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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 7,700
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 250,700
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 7,700
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 19,545 173
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 262,545 173
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 262,545 173
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 264,245 173
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 21,245 173

    *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 65,807 250 0 0 66,057 15,233 NA
    1989 78,688 250 0 0 78,938 10,964 NA
    1990 58,620 750 14,963 0 74,333 6,584 NA
    1991 72,568 250 34,065 0 106,883 2,182 121,579
    1992 75,234 250 45,512 0 120,996 688 133,092
    1993 67,919 250 35,600 0 103,769 9,100 119,273
    1994 47,005 250 18,000 0 65,255 9,000 72,973
    1995 34,259 250 0 0 34,509 7,500 33,578
    1996 9,487 307 0 0 9,794 0 9,806
    1997 36,990 307 68,300 0 105,597 29,712 151,152
    1998 73,733 328 69,154 0 143,215 2,975 477,615
    1999 10,572 270 45,217 0 56,059 0 81,995
    2000 251,758 237 87,460 0 339,455 158,490 551,548
    2001 23,049 241 109,628 0 132,918 183,368 627,959
    2002 264,245 173 85,911 0 350,329 157,115 547,517
    "NA" means that no data are available because "Total-Production Related Waste" was not reported until 1991.
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