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Environmental Release Report: BARTON County, KS
 
 
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  • 2002 Rankings: Major Chemical Releases or Waste Generation in BARTON 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):
    Air releases of recognized carcinogens:

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    Rank counties in KANSAS or facilities in BARTON County by chemical releases or waste generation

    *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 BARTON County

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  • 2002 TRI Pollution Releases Ranked by Potential Human Health Risks
  • Top Ranked Cancer Risk:1,4-DICHLOROBENZENE
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    Top Ranked Noncancer Risk:1,4-DICHLOROBENZENE
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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 1,986
    Suspected Carcinogens 3,099
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 5,585
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 5,585
    Suspected Endocrine Toxicants 3,099
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 3,099
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 5,585
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 5,585
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 5,585
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 3,599
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 5,585
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 5,085

    *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 27,549 3,435 0 0 30,984 10,728 NA
    1989 48,920 3,921 0 0 52,841 10,326 NA
    1990 61,233 5,715 3 0 66,951 13,439 NA
    1991 92,176 7,000 0 0 99,176 4,488,166 4,594,246
    1992 49,191 4,500 0 0 53,691 4,697,623 4,759,764
    1993 61,748 5,955 0 0 67,703 4,821,424 4,972,244
    1994 53,347 3,581 0 0 56,928 2,303,091 2,484,436
    1995 43,884 4,519 0 0 48,403 2,259,100 2,505,923
    1996 52,578 4,848 0 0 57,426 1,948,585 2,099,056
    1997 62,633 157,589 292 0 220,514 4,550,436 2,540,851
    1998 30,709 60,996 1,001 0 92,706 2,764,704 2,864,539
    1999 25,069 36,843 16,851 0 78,763 2,952,735 3,021,795
    2000 30,150 31,893 1,874 0 63,917 2,782,417 2,851,879
    2001 11,515 510 764 29,533 42,322 2,796,171 2,957,295
    2002 5,585 0 0 28,860 34,445 2,121,762 2,201,938
    "NA" means that no data are available because "Total-Production Related Waste" was not reported until 1991.
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