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Environmental Release Report: SHAWNEE County, KS
 
 
  • Map Locating Toxic Chemical Releases
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  • 2002 Rankings: Major Chemical Releases or Waste Generation in SHAWNEE 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 SHAWNEE 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 765
    Suspected Carcinogens 5,132 .100
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 1,065,810 7,350
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 1,036,766 7,350
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 24,000
    Suspected Endocrine Toxicants 892,672 7,350
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 233,753 296
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 149,045
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 1,150,421 17,300
    Suspected Musculoskeletal Toxicants 108,000
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 1,061,466 17,300
    Recognized Reproductive Toxicants 892,737 7,350
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 168,644 9,950
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 1,150,364 17,596
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 1,151,856 17,482

    *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 1,587,484 3,700 0 0 1,591,184 212,812 NA
    1989 1,340,076 6,299 0 0 1,346,375 145,736 NA
    1990 1,604,827 3,471 0 0 1,608,298 193,669 NA
    1991 1,255,855 5,608 0 0 1,261,463 5,398,691 40,489,357
    1992 1,087,888 7,108 0 0 1,094,996 5,615,207 44,680,202
    1993 1,198,867 4,514 0 0 1,203,381 5,370,797 39,032,251
    1994 864,580 4,506 0 0 869,086 5,441,136 48,124,510
    1995 583,677 4,614 0 0 588,291 4,396,008 38,322,078
    1996 293,634 2,960 105,250 0 401,844 5,796,593 30,265,920
    1997 740,564 1,160 88,800 0 830,524 12,338,354 23,692,110
    1998 1,235,394 6,115 206,500 0 1,448,009 4,049,422 32,291,010
    1999 977,824 11,320 220,500 0 1,209,644 3,987,358 27,439,051
    2000 1,366,936 9,067 220,518 0 1,596,521 423,320 12,482,281
    2001 1,304,145 22,977 315,258 0 1,642,380 296,675 10,221,712
    2002 1,152,018 17,778 213,065 0 1,382,861 121,542 7,981,483
    "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 .3311 0 0 0 .3311 0 .3311
    2001 .2975 0 0 0 .2975 0 .2975
    2002 .3563 0 0 0 .3563 0 .3563
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