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

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  • 2002 TRI Pollution Releases Ranked by Ozone Depleting Potential
  • Top Ranked Ozone Depleting Chemical:1,1-DICHLORO-1-FLUOROETHANE
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  • 2002 TRI Pollution Releases Ranked by Potential Human Health Risks
  • Top Ranked Cancer Risk:CHROMIUM
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    Top Ranked Noncancer Risk:COBALT
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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 1,500
    Suspected Carcinogens 1,000
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 60,858
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 15,854
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 40,404
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 57,258
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 57,258
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 56,258
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 60,858
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 57,258
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 57,258
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 57,258

    *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 511,664 28,900 2,000 0 542,564 587,385 NA
    1989 447,370 22,250 2,000 0 471,620 92,077 NA
    1990 504,942 24,281 655 0 529,878 109,620 NA
    1991 417,966 27,083 230 0 445,279 110,750 28,478,952
    1992 319,958 18,100 10 0 338,068 55,005 22,030,771
    1993 407,615 19,280 0 0 426,895 134,238 20,452,010
    1994 469,886 17,509 3,314 0 490,709 275,187 28,971,532
    1995 525,743 10,555 0 0 536,298 342,667 25,254,051
    1996 442,961 8,049 0 0 451,010 513,091 16,917,322
    1997 200,210 0 0 0 200,210 549,488 560,194
    1998 151,600 0 0 0 151,600 238,040 419,363
    1999 156,968 0 0 0 156,968 223,121 391,115
    2000 83,625 0 25 0 83,650 73,269 155,905
    2001 79,826 0 15 0 79,841 65,128 226,229
    2002 61,858 0 25 0 61,883 111,943 179,730
    "NA" means that no data are available because "Total-Production Related Waste" was not reported until 1991.
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