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Environmental Release Report: ATCHISON County, KS
 
 
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  • 2002 Rankings: Major Chemical Releases or Waste Generation in ATCHISON County*
    Cleanest/Best Counties in US Percentile Dirtiest/Worst Counties in US
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    Total environmental releases:
    Cancer risk score (air and water releases):
    Noncancer risk score (air and water releases):
    Air releases of recognized carcinogens:
    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 ATCHISON County

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  • 2002 TRI Pollution Releases Ranked by Potential Human Health Risks
  • Top Ranked Cancer Risk:CHROMIUM COMPOUNDS
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    Top Ranked Noncancer Risk:LEAD 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 4,835
    Suspected Carcinogens 552
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 5,289
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 355
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 5,934
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 1,410
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 2,364
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 265,018
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 264,176
    Recognized Reproductive Toxicants 355
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 260,293
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 265,270
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 256,519

    *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 28,000 0 0 0 28,000 55,755 NA
    1989 4,000 250 0 0 4,250 25,100 NA
    1990 33,260 250 0 0 33,510 471,743 NA
    1991 51,220 255 0 0 51,475 452,206 502,755
    1992 48,000 255 0 0 48,255 486,930 530,198
    1993 93,957 255 0 0 94,212 936,847 1,027,749
    1994 70,578 5 0 0 70,583 194,987 268,416
    1995 70,449 5 0 0 70,454 149,099 223,802
    1996 279,825 7 29 0 279,861 37,531 321,349
    1997 146,934 0 0 0 146,934 226,718 262,661
    1998 53,227 2 0 0 53,229 22,156 74,585
    1999 35,431 1 0 0 35,432 57,826 92,534
    2000 41,026 1 0 0 41,027 70,378 110,388
    2001 321,709 1 0 0 321,710 191,113 512,250
    2002 265,625 0 15 0 265,640 159,948 424,447
    "NA" means that no data are available because "Total-Production Related Waste" was not reported until 1991.
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