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Environmental Release Report: WOODBURY County, IA
 
 
  • Map Locating Toxic Chemical Releases
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  • 2002 Rankings: Major Chemical Releases or Waste Generation in WOODBURY 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 WOODBURY County

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  • 2002 TRI Pollution Releases Ranked by Potential Human Health Risks
  • Top Ranked Cancer Risk:ARSENIC (ORGANIC OR INORGANIC COMPOUNDS)
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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 4,424
    Suspected Carcinogens 4,914
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 521,934 48,000
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 3,272
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 955,517 1,500
    Suspected Endocrine Toxicants 29
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 469,354 510
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 78,563 1,750
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 1,794,067 16,702
    Suspected Musculoskeletal Toxicants 1,045,205
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 1,699,091 16,702
    Recognized Reproductive Toxicants 2,632
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 1,621,134 15,202
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 2,228,877 17,467
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 1,864,271 16,707

    *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 3,973,116 163,923 24,500 0 4,161,539 1,549,492 NA
    1989 4,053,794 175,032 17,750 0 4,246,576 1,187,092 NA
    1990 3,977,788 132,032 18,000 0 4,127,820 867,217 NA
    1991 4,037,159 270,880 27,700 0 4,335,739 1,621,349 6,212,599
    1992 3,397,864 317,160 25,100 0 3,740,124 402,193 4,499,196
    1993 3,092,688 366,322 26,400 0 3,485,410 286,696 6,464,983
    1994 2,818,701 306,378 16,100 0 3,141,179 328,334 6,033,667
    1995 1,088,021 49,052 9,035 0 1,146,108 475,717 3,811,782
    1996 2,313,754 108,555 122,441 0 2,544,750 294,772 4,992,072
    1997 2,291,631 154,521 413,540 0 2,859,692 556,791 4,482,088
    1998 2,808,498 161,162 1,285,794 0 4,255,454 382,494 7,142,601
    1999 2,716,507 338,684 3,848,232 0 6,903,423 632,512 30,570,632
    2000 2,417,091 252,791 2,327,278 0 4,997,159 2,030,027 18,505,537
    2001 2,532,066 177,815 2,230,822 0 4,940,703 993,532 19,720,129
    2002 2,238,662 65,467 2,216,471 0 4,520,600 690,081 10,682,844
    "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 2.16 0 0 0 2.16 0 2.17
    2001 2.26 0 0 0 2.26 0 2.26
    2002 2.19 0 0 0 2.19 0 2.19
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