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

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  • 2002 TRI Pollution Releases Ranked by Ozone Depleting Potential
  • Top Ranked Ozone Depleting Chemical:CHLORODIFLUOROMETHANE
    List chemicals or facilities contributing to ozone depletion
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  • 2002 TRI Pollution Releases Ranked by Potential Human Health Risks
  • Top Ranked Cancer Risk:BENZENE
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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 37,786 624
    Suspected Carcinogens 1,127 1
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 241,272 1,462
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 62,974 1,028
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 211,551 450
    Suspected Endocrine Toxicants 57,132 624
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 108,471 1,281
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 170,475 870
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 257,311 1,831
    Suspected Musculoskeletal Toxicants 90,000
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 331,944 2,007
    Recognized Reproductive Toxicants 25,276 540
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 224,001 1,079
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 387,054 1,710
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 290,077 1,831

    *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 2,053,627 26,518 141,240 0 2,221,385 1,235,386 NA
    1989 1,879,101 16,944 13,262 0 1,909,307 247,548 NA
    1990 1,935,201 14,276 0 0 1,949,477 248,652 NA
    1991 1,609,846 19,437 0 0 1,629,283 739,890 413,728,662
    1992 1,668,309 22,458 140 0 1,690,907 1,091,631 361,378,139
    1993 1,565,483 10,758 0 0 1,576,241 1,030,716 343,393,489
    1994 1,305,986 8,006 1,632 0 1,315,624 1,170,013 53,839,892
    1995 1,156,918 7,695 0 0 1,164,613 231,638 9,813,260
    1996 786,925 3,950 0 0 790,875 470,592 6,129,638
    1997 598,245 5,824 0 0 604,069 1,474,190 8,888,839
    1998 557,649 2,481 42 0 560,172 704,565 4,711,891
    1999 568,888 1,267 41 0 570,196 678,743 3,647,522
    2000 604,247 1,333 41 0 605,621 708,773 4,303,110
    2001 518,751 2,208 41 0 521,000 1,253,549 4,388,731
    2002 404,459 2,009 41 0 406,509 1,389,741 4,143,362
    "NA" means that no data are available because "Total-Production Related Waste" was not reported until 1991.
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