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Environmental Release Report: ASCENSION Parish, LA
 
 
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  • 2002 Rankings: Major Chemical Releases or Waste Generation in ASCENSION Parish*
    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 LOUISIANA or facilities in ASCENSION Parish 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 ASCENSION Parish

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  • 2002 TRI Pollution Releases Ranked by Ozone Depleting Potential
  • Top Ranked Ozone Depleting Chemical:CARBON TETRACHLORIDE
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  • 2002 TRI Pollution Releases Ranked by Potential Human Health Risks
  • Top Ranked Cancer Risk:CARBON TETRACHLORIDE
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    Top Ranked Noncancer Risk:CARBON TETRACHLORIDE
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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 662,092 17,692
    Suspected Carcinogens 39,408 2,516
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 1,656,787 2,917,288
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 235,616 10,915
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 2,295,174 35,141
    Suspected Endocrine Toxicants 528,350 84
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 470,534 23,611
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 1,947,159 50,770
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 11,803,751 180,561
    Suspected Musculoskeletal Toxicants 757,024 3
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 13,187,274 181,157
    Recognized Reproductive Toxicants 65,906 10,885
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 11,578,106 135,688
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 13,309,881 179,163
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 12,072,041 173,929

    *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 50,906,436 37,714,863 13,607,280 48,920,223 151,148,802 3,116,584 NA
    1989 62,192,697 26,376,570 772,030 53,888,110 143,229,407 3,247,817 NA
    1990 30,241,102 16,809,729 239,850 22,172,490 69,463,171 4,643,930 NA
    1991 20,577,615 24,179,400 359,655 28,209,144 73,325,814 2,859,611 191,989,958
    1992 17,916,109 38,390,368 854,515 17,448,448 74,609,440 3,670,556 199,603,659
    1993 16,404,667 21,757,205 777,255 17,774,991 56,714,118 3,405,915 173,499,411
    1994 15,792,952 11,697,284 442,894 5,130,485 33,063,615 3,189,636 128,999,186
    1995 15,790,913 17,684,554 438,957 9,695,505 43,609,929 5,957,642 174,906,699
    1996 17,415,886 23,731,462 546,998 9,813,217 51,507,563 5,250,134 175,945,355
    1997 18,612,071 31,896,738 644,610 10,761,421 61,914,840 15,448,238 360,841,118
    1998 18,540,324 21,498,277 593,845 10,212,055 50,844,501 4,427,703 194,262,934
    1999 15,650,824 4,969,475 11,368 6,046,580 26,678,247 10,049,165 123,681,428
    2000 16,996,161 2,703,652 10,473 6,781,353 26,491,640 15,056,992 218,974,834
    2001 12,603,367 2,982,772 33,632 6,171,724 21,791,495 13,179,667 163,766,727
    2002 13,936,712 3,091,097 166,951 6,134,927 23,329,687 13,608,778 172,232,062
    "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 .9454 0 0 .09 1.04 190 6,871
    2001 .8438 0 0 .09 .9338 118 631
    2002 .8234 0 0 .09 .9134 174 653
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