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Environmental Release Report: DOUGLAS County, KS
 
 
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  • 2002 Rankings: Major Chemical Releases or Waste Generation in DOUGLAS 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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    Rank counties in KANSAS or facilities in DOUGLAS 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 DOUGLAS County

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  • 2002 TRI Pollution Releases Ranked by Potential Human Health Risks
  • Top Ranked Cancer Risk:LEAD COMPOUNDS
    List chemicals or facilities contributing to cancer risk
    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 506
    Suspected Carcinogens 272
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 88,202 114,368
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 31,459
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 65,442
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 85,896 180
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 84,153 4
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 453,319 826
    Suspected Musculoskeletal Toxicants 81,178
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 401,728 1,406
    Recognized Reproductive Toxicants 506
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 392,350 1,406
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 470,538 1,590
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 472,034 1,036

    *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 3,488,838 508,100 750 0 3,997,688 76,502 NA
    1989 3,104,895 515,718 10,200 0 3,630,813 153,470 NA
    1990 3,382,369 959,639 500 0 4,342,508 76,438 NA
    1991 3,534,618 817,468 660 0 4,352,746 183,750 54,292,039
    1992 2,349,740 642,145 590 0 2,992,475 35,003 43,626,241
    1993 1,952,429 659,600 475 0 2,612,504 194,334 27,697,579
    1994 2,170,612 324,500 500 0 2,495,612 146,611 32,531,739
    1995 1,442,865 358,480 500 0 1,801,845 321,414 68,756,419
    1996 1,380,242 355,300 500 0 1,736,042 1,084,294 68,626,977
    1997 1,505,987 335,800 300 0 1,842,087 1,258,456 66,398,442
    1998 1,427,437 482,600 390,300 0 2,300,337 3,987,232 71,016,175
    1999 1,031,988 398,950 625,000 0 2,055,938 359,407 45,634,919
    2000 1,125,083 264,727 678,163 0 2,067,972 783,151 55,314,191
    2001 780,060 299,454 905,043 0 1,984,557 934,676 26,261,615
    2002 474,467 116,168 832,096 0 1,422,731 553,093 4,687,182
    "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 .6333 0 0 0 .6333 0 .6333
    2001 .7323 0 0 0 .7323 0 .7323
    2002 .9007 0 0 0 .9007 0 .9007
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