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

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  • 2002 TRI Pollution Releases Ranked by Potential Human Health Risks
  • Top Ranked Cancer Risk:ACRYLONITRILE
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    Top Ranked Noncancer Risk:LEAD
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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 41,612 28
    Suspected Carcinogens 18,285 16
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 300,501 189
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 20,811 2
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 291,274 369
    Suspected Endocrine Toxicants 51,196 74
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 198,438 222
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 289,633 382
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 590,442 22,134
    Suspected Musculoskeletal Toxicants 66,650
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 606,503 22,119
    Recognized Reproductive Toxicants 554 1
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 556,650 21,892
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 702,179 22,382
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 645,373 22,131

    *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 4,920,923 414,600 1,250 175,957,464 181,294,237 704,145 NA
    1989 2,596,601 322,250 0 192,771,442 195,690,293 617,573 NA
    1990 1,831,953 262,748 0 161,568,953 163,663,654 782,148 NA
    1991 2,303,127 305,639 4,650 142,353,450 144,966,866 34,021,376 192,626,731
    1992 1,504,016 297,835 0 146,645,805 148,447,656 39,695,036 206,776,570
    1993 1,386,910 42,691 0 121,178,250 122,607,851 43,548,650 197,765,786
    1994 1,473,743 40,542 0 21,352,750 22,867,035 2,101,618 48,850,472
    1995 1,478,542 51,753 0 30,232,503 31,762,798 2,646,627 57,746,185
    1996 884,007 66,034 0 27,761,470 28,711,511 2,648,449 71,557,017
    1997 1,335,570 38,541 0 20,966,300 22,340,411 10,748,217 77,725,178
    1998 750,800 49,250 0 21,983,090 22,783,140 5,601,238 58,862,044
    1999 740,626 25,133 5 14,941,145 15,706,909 1,563,276 82,456,434
    2000 766,781 27,794 37 16,429,470 17,224,082 1,912,138 73,114,860
    2001 854,306 25,117 0 10,603,835 11,483,259 810,440 47,500,329
    2002 702,201 22,401 8,200 8,829,043 9,561,845 1,070,816 38,656,873
    "NA" means that no data are available because "Total-Production Related Waste" was not reported until 1991.
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