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

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  • 2002 TRI Pollution Releases Ranked by Potential Human Health Risks
  • Top Ranked Cancer Risk:BENZENE
    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 39,490 243
    Suspected Carcinogens 52 270
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 107,800 2,320
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 52,844 56
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 64,224 4,688
    Suspected Endocrine Toxicants 38,284 49
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 91,967 1,244
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 73,642 4,750
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 107,438 30,999
    Suspected Musculoskeletal Toxicants 355,175
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 166,705 31,331
    Recognized Reproductive Toxicants 32,505 36
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 76,615 28,131
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 567,584 32,429
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 465,443 31,549

    *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 3,726,065 234,605 3,869,683 360,107 8,190,460 1,750 NA
    1989 2,788,286 204,526 150,829 399,500 3,543,141 5,602 NA
    1990 2,574,325 210,309 153,573 476,277 3,414,484 47,381 NA
    1991 2,795,554 144,216 117,014 357,053 3,413,837 9,144 24,663,116
    1992 2,669,261 235,411 151,300 299,810 3,355,782 59,222 28,450,655
    1993 1,769,487 260,737 19,490 282,655 2,332,369 65,299 26,914,752
    1994 1,048,057 31,531 143,577 1,318,156 2,541,321 892,924 27,458,135
    1995 446,483 37,314 105,875 1,689,618 2,279,290 563,822 53,137,307
    1996 386,367 40,717 104,135 860,579 1,391,798 695,296 66,304,636
    1997 218,801 31,507 126,434 782,061 1,158,803 1,528,754 52,819,435
    1998 236,640 28,795 121,706 714,153 1,101,294 968,728 35,920,836
    1999 194,468 35,053 60,802 134,472 424,795 751,466 46,423,851
    2000 705,128 65,822 52,541 2,530 826,021 1,679,222 6,949,685
    2001 573,144 57,254 147 18,394 648,939 1,403,890 6,703,939
    2002 569,916 32,459 241 2,563 605,179 1,050,183 5,135,931
    "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 .08 0 0 0 .08 0 .08
    2001 .06 0 0 0 .06 0 .06
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